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Delia Ann Creech Ballance

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Sept. 4, 1944 — Dec. 3, 2018

Delia “Dee” Ann Creech Ballance, 74, of Wilson, passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Daniel Avant and the Rev. Rodney Pearce will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday following the service at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, and other times at the home of Ken, 2213 N.C. 222 W., Kenly.

Dee is survived by her sons, Ken Balance, and wife, Christy, of Kenly and Brian Ballance, and wife, Renee, of Princeton; granddaughter, Haley Ballance; grandsons, Hayden Ballance, Kameron Ballance and Xavier Ballance; sisters, Yvonne Moore, and husband, Blackie, of Smithfield and Betty Fay Price of Rosewood; brother, Bobby Creech, and wife, Anita, of Selma; and William H. “Buck” Jones of Wilson, her significant other.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Arnold and Mary Creech; sister, Peggy Narron; and her brothers, Reuben Creech, Garland Creech and Joe Creech.

Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials in Dee’s memory to St. Jude Children Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to The Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer Research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at