Rose Marie Waterfield Ballance of Buxton, Sept. 3

By on September 5, 2017

Rose Marie Waterfield Ballance, 73, of Buxton, NC died Sunday, September 3, 2017, at her home. Born October 18, 1943, in Powells Point, she was the daughter of the late Lila Mae Daniels Waterfield and Wilbur Eris Waterfield.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Millard F. “Tex” Ballance; a son, Frankie Lee Gaskill; and two brothers, Kenneth Nile Waterfield, Sr. and David Lee Waterfield.

Rose is survived by her children, Donna Lynn Williams (Jarvis) of Buxton, Douglas E. Dorris, Jr. (Teri), Walter Eris Dorris both of Frisco and her beloved, “Sassy”; three grandchildren, Annette M. Dorris, Pete A. Dorris (Shelly), and Jarvis Williams, Jr. (Logan); and two great-grandchildren, Braylon Dorris and Saylor Williams. Also, surviving is a sister, Cora L. Ballance of Hatteras; a brother, Wilbur Eris Waterfield (Gilda) of Buxton; and many nieces and nephews.


A funeral will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Family Life Center (across from Cape Hatteras High School) with a reception to follow. Burial will take place at the Ballance family cemetery in Buxton. The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the Family Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, PO Box 442, Hatteras, NC 27943 or online at

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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