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Obituaries — July 29-31, 2021


Gary Ball, Jr., 64, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam and was retired from Brach Candy Company following 25 years of service. He later worked for Welding Ceramics and was a member of American Legion Post #106.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gary Ball, Sr., mother, Iladeen Kenney, and granddaughter, Everlie Scottlyn Ball.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Linda Ball; children, Raven Ball, Palmer, Tenn., and Carolyn Crane Lacy, Lookout Mountain; grandchildren, Braylyn and Cayvan Ball, Madison and Morgan Lacy; great-grandaughter, Hensley; sister, Brenda Thompson; step-mother, Frances Ball; step-sister, DeeDee Long; nieces and nephews.

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The family will receive friends today, Aug. 4th from 4–8:00 p.m., at Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory.



William Craig “Daddy Craig” Green, 76, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021.

He was born Feb. 16, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Aubra Freelin “Red” Green and Rowena Pendergrass. Craig married Marlene in 1974 and were parents to son, Martin “Marty” Craig Green. Craig was a 1963 graduate of Red Bank High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army driving trucks all over Europe and Germany. Craig and Marlene owned Green’s Plantershop and Craig worked as a safety inspector. He retired from Simple/Grinnell in 2017. The couple retired to Lookout Mountain. Craig enjoyed singing, and praising God through song, going to music events, festivals, dances and visiting local Seventh–Day Church services, which turned to online viewing due to the pandemic.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; parents; sister, Saralyn Sue Green Kelly; brother, Aubra Freelin “AF” Green. Jr.; and niece, Beth.

Survivors include his son, Marty Green; sister, Teri Green Campbell, Hixson, Tenn; nieces Becky Campbell and Polly Kelly; nephew, Bryan Campbell.

Special thanks to the nurses and doctors at CHI Memorial Hospital.

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Graveside services will be Friday, Aug.6, 2:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.


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