April 18, 2014

Winston Noah Ball


— Dr. Winston Noah Ball, 79, of Tunnel Hill and Tampa, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Tampa.

He was born April 30, 1934, in Alabama, was married to the late Frances Darlene Luallen Ball and raised his family in Dalton, opening his chiropractic clinic in 1969. He moved his family here in the fall, just before his youngest child was born.

Dr. Ball raised his children on biblical values and chiropractic. He loved to fish and fly his small Cessna, making it the first flight for many of his family and friends.

He retired from his chiropractic practice in 1999 after 42 years. The practice is still operated by his two youngest sons. He spent his most recent winters in Sun City, Fla., with his wife, Joanne Swilley Ball.

Dr. Ball was preceded in death by his parents, W.W. Ball and Emma Donahoo Ball; his first wife, Darlene Ball and two siblings, Aaron Ball and Miriam Ball (Carlton) Thornton.

His survivors are his wife, Joanne Ball; children, Dr. W. Mark (Joan) Ball, Dr. Anita Ball (Jeff) Conn, Dr. N. Lee (Kimberly) Ball and Dr. N. Kent (Angela) Ball; grandchildren, Rebekah Ball, Jonathan Ball, Daniel Ball, Jordan (Beth) Ritter Conn, Elizabeth Conn and Nathan Conn; siblings, Joeldine Lawson, Martha (Paul) Morgan and Dr. William A. (Sara) Ball; sister-in-law, Margaret Ball; many loved nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate Dr. Ball’s life will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Crosspointe Christian Center, officiated by the Rev. Manning Thornton, the Rev. James Brewer, the Rev. Wallace Swilley and Dr. Steve Ball.

Burial will be in United Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors at Crosspointe Christian Center, Underwood Street, Dalton, on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in Dr. Ball’s memory to the W.W. Ball Endowed Scholarship Fund, Office of Institutional Advancement, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 3330, Cleveland, TN 37320-3330.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at lovefuneralhomega.com.

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.