Charles A. Ball

May 5, 1941June 1, 2010

Charles Albert Ball – 69, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday – June 1, 2010, at his home.

He was the son of the late Albert and Frances Ball and was preceded in death by two infant children, Edward Albert Ball, Adrian Nathaniel Ball and a brother, William Ball.

He was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Charles retired as Riverdale Georgia Postmaster where he worked for over 22 years. He was a past member of the City of Riverdale Appeals Board, past president of the Riverdale Business Association, lifetime member of the Georgia Municipal Association, member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States and served as City Councilman in Clayton County, Georgia for 5 years. He won numerous awards while serving as postmaster and was honored as the most innovative postmaster in the Atlanta area. He was an avid gardener, oil painter, fisherman and loved music.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Carol Ball, of Ooltewah, TN., daughter, Mrs. Melanie (Bruce) Dillahunty, of Stockbridge, GA., son, Dr. Gregory (Ronda) Ball, of Ooltewah, TN., four grandchildren, Dane Edward Dillahunty, Tanner Ball, Morgan Ball, Griffin Ball, foreign exchange student, Niklas Utrobicic, brother, Clifford (Sue) Ball, of Acworth, GA., sister, Rena (Pepper) Patrick, of Hiram, GA., three additional sisters-in-law, Ruth Tanner, Pat Sanner, both of Marietta, GA., Patsy Ball, of Woodstock, GA., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Steve McCary officiating. Sunday school class members will serve as honorary pallbearers. Mr. Ball has bequested his body to be donated to the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis following his funeral services.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P. O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

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Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home – Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway.


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 4, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Freddie Schulz

March 6, 2011

Carol, I only today read of Charles' death.

As a boy from age 11 to 17, Charles was the closest friend I had ever had. As a youth I sought his guidance. His friendship helped me through my adolescent years. I've always missed him and regretted we drifted apart. Now, more than ever.

Please accept my condolences.

Teresa Stephens

February 10, 2011

Dear Mrs. Carol and Melanie,

I just saw this as I was looking for copies of obituaries for some of my family members (Aunt Ann, Granny Jewell and my Uncle Derel, who just passed away Tuesday). I'm so very sorry about your loss. It has been a very long time since I have seen you both, but I have such fond memories of growing up with you in my life. I pray your family is finding comfort in the Lord's grace, in each other and in your precious memories of Mr. Ball. I will be praying for your family.

Because of Him,

Teresa Nation Stephens

Kaye Stanfield

June 8, 2010

Carol, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It was a blessing to know Charles and to have worked with him in the Atlanta Post Office many years ago. I will certainly keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you.

June 5, 2010

Melanie and family, we are so sorry for your great loss. May you feel God's arm enveloped around you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doyle and Donna Dillahunty
Little Rock, AR

June 5, 2010

May you find great comfort in the Lord's rescue of Charles from the cancer which devastated his body. Though his absence here leaves a great void for you, his family, suffering seems to help in accepting the release from bodily afflictions. When you are reunited, all will be joyous and perfect; that has been our hope in the loss of our parents, siblings and dear friends. God richly bestow His grace and comfort upon you in this time of grief...Carol & Jim Pitts (Senoia, GA--SHS '60 &'59)

June 5, 2010

Dear Carol: We are still traveling but wanted you to know our thoughts & prayers are with you. We love you.
Walt & Leona

June 4, 2010

Carol may you and your family find comfort in your memories and peace in knowing you will be with Charles again one day. God Bless and Keep You.
Sincerely, School Mate of 61' Lynda Bullock Hawkins

Richard, Myra Bell

June 4, 2010

You have inspired so many of us in the Postal Service. You were a great friend and mentor. The memories of you and your family will live in our thoughts forever. Richard and Myra Bell

Larry and Linda Carter

June 4, 2010

Our most sincere sympathy to the Ball family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Your Ooltewah neighbors...

Ann Martin

June 3, 2010

Carol, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. He was so proud of each of you.