Ernest “Ray” Ballance Jr.

Published 7:11 am Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ernest “Ray” Ballance Jr., 54, of Hatteras, died September 20, 2019 with loving family by his side.

Ray was a lifelong resident of Hatteras village and a lifelong commercial fisherman. He was especially known for his passion for clamming.

He was preceded in death by father Ernest Ray Ballance Sr. Survivors include mother Cora Ballance of Hatteras; sister Mary Sue Gray and husband Bryan of Avon; uncle and aunt, Eris and Gilda Waterfield of Buxton, as well as a nephew, great-nephew, niece, many cousins and friends.

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A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on September 26 at the Hatteras Assembly of God Church. The service will be officiated by Pastor Durwood Willis and Rev. Bryan Gray.

Twiford Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at