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Raymond J Balls
Sep 01, 1981 to Aug 23, 2017


On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, God called his servant, Raymond Jermaine Balls, 35, to rest from his labor at MUSC Hospital, Charleston. Born September 1, 1981 in Sumter, he was the son of Raymond and Sarah Amos Balls. “Maine”, as he was affectionately called, graduated from Sumter High School in 1999 and continued his education at Central Carolina Technical College earning an Engineering Graphics and Design Degree. He was employed with various companies, but his fondest memories and lasting friendships were developed during his time at Federal Mogul of Summerton. After the closing of Federal Mogul, he continued his career with Pure Power Technologies in Columbia until his health started to fail. His fond memories will be cherished by: his wife, Yolonda White Balls; son, Cameron Balls; parents, Sarah and Raymond Balls; four sisters, Shirley (Mike) Amos Drayton, Felicia Balls, Shawndrika (Gerard) Amos, all of Sumter, and Kathleen (Ricky) Montgomery of Columbia; brother-in-law, Herman White of Holly Hill; sister-in-law, Cassandra Young of Holly Hill; four nieces; two nephews; one grand niece; three grand nephews; a host of aunts, other relatives and friends. Homegoing Services will be held today, Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 2 p. m., from the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Retha Nelson, officiating, eulogist. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the family home, 931 Gaines Road, Sumter. The Procession will leave at 1:30 p. m. from the home.
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