- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name: Alfred Ball
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 15, Knoxville, Civil District 2, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1934
Last Place of Residence: Rural, Jefferson, Tennessee
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Bruce J Ball Head M 43 Tennessee
Elsie Ball Wife F 39 Tennessee
Alfred Ball Son M 6 Tennessee
Carolyn Ball Daughter F 3 Tennessee
Mary Hammer Sister-in-law F 30 Tennessee
- [S4] Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), 1 Jun 2015.
Al Ball, 81, of Signal Mountain, TN, fought the good fight, kept the faith and won his place at the feet of Jesus in his heavenly home, Saturday, May 30, 2015, after a brief illness of a year and a half. He was the son of Bruce and Elsie Ball, of Knoxville, TN. He was born August 2, 1933. He attended Knoxville Schools, in the Army from 1954-1956, and graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1959. He married Tweetie R. Holder, of Pickens, SC, the day after his college graduation. This August 22 would have been their 56th year of marriage. After graduating from Carson-Newman, he was pitching coach for one year at Carson-Newman. He taught and coached at schools in Jefferson City, TN, Lakeland, FL, and 20 years at Signal Mountain Junior High School.
He taught and coached 8 years at Red Bank High School. He coached football, basketball, baseball and taught PE at the Junior High. At Red Bank High School he taught American History and coached boy's basketball and golf. "Al Ball, a former Class D League pro baseball pitcher for the Knoxville Smokies, has reached out and touched thousands of lives on Signal Mountain, whether he was cracking the whip in gym class, paddling some misguided soul for 'misbehaving', teaching boys and girls the rudiments of football, basketball and baseball; 'Skimming somebody at the golf course or directing the communities summer recreation program." (Adapted from article by Ward Gossett, sports writer, February 8, 1981).
He is survived by his wife, Tweetie, of 55 years; his son, Brad (Janice) Ball, of Dublin, GA; and daughter, Nikki Lynn Ball, of Signal Mountain; and loveable pet, Libby.
His celebration of life service is 3:00 p.m., Monday June 1, 2015 at Signal Mountain Baptist Church, 939 Ridgeway Ave, Signal Mountain. There will be no visitation. Private burial is at Chattanooga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a discipleship book being written by his son, Brad Ball, to be published by the start of 2016 and dedicated to his father, Al Ball. Make donations payable to Signal Mountain Baptist Church, 939 Ridgeway Ave, Signal Mountain, TN 37377. Please visit www.lanefh.com. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Chattanooga.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 147444902).