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Ava Mae (Ball) Moody

March 26, 1937 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Ava Mae Ball Moody, born on March 26, 1937 to Hugh G. Ball, Sr. and Levia Jordan Ball from Iredell County succumbed on February 10, 2024. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Dr. Howard E. Moody, Sr.; parents and five of her six siblings. She was a graduate of Troutman High School, Lowrance Hospital School of Nursing and Duke University School of Anesthesia, class of 1961. She worked forty-four years as a nurse anesthetist at Duke Hospital and the VA Hospital in Asheville, NC. She was known for her love of God, music, flowers, birds, the beach, her infectious laughter and of course her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchild. 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Moody Family Cemetery, 1725 Rolesville Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

She is survived by her daughter, Daina M. Kocher and husband, Lee; son, Howard E. Moody, Jr. and wife, Mary Frances; grandchildren: Hunter Kocher (Shelby), Tyler Kocher, Michaela Moody Goodwin (Hunter), Matthew H. Moody (Logan), Michael T. Moody; great-grandchild, Collins Kocher; brother, Jerry Ball (Judy); numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of your choice.

Her children would like to say Thank You to her niece, Paulette Willis for the countless hours of care that she provided during their mother’s illness.                  

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Graveside Service
February 17, 2024

1:00 PM
Moody Family Cemetery
1725 Rolesville Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587


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