Ball, Osby Riffe

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Osby Riffe Ball, 96, formerly of Narrows, Va., was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Va. She was born at Rock Camp, W.Va., in Monroe County on April 11, 1912, and was the daughter of the late Andy Clark and Rebecca Honaker Riffe. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Eugene Wayne Ball; a daughter, Betty Ann Ball; and several brothers and sisters. Osby was a member of the first graduating class of Narrows High School in 1932, a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Narrows, an accomplished artistic seamstress, loved cooking, quilting and gardening, and assisted her husband in his auto repair business until he retired. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Comer and husband, Paul Jr., of Knoxville, Tenn., Mary Bohnaker and husband, Jim, of Leesburg, Va., and Georgianna Caron and husband, Joe, of Faribault, Minn.; a granddaughter, Amy Barrett and husband, Dan, of Burke, Va.; two grandsons, Paul L. Comer III and wife, Jeanette, of Charlotte, N.C., and Matthew Bradley, of Alexandria, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Paul L. (Jay) Comer IV and Jordan Elizabeth Comer, both of Charlotte; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many special friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Narrows with the Rev. Dr. Darrell Hunley officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider First Baptist Church of Narrows. Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows is serving the Ball family. Online condolence messages to the family can be sent to