Celebrating the City — Chattanooga Cotton Ball

The 83rd annual  Chattanooga Cotton Ball  was held in July at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Thirty-nine young women were presented to the Cotton Ball King and Queen at the debutante ball and dinner-dance. This year’s king was Joseph Lewis Card, Jr., founder and chairman of Card-Monroe Corp. He is married to Rebecca H. Card and is the father of Joseph Lewis Card III, Paul Nathaniel Card, Katherine Elizabeth Card Berube, and Joseph Churchwell Card, and is the stepfather of Baylor William Mosier. This year’s queen was Virginia Dade Pettway. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Holmes Patten Pettway, Jr. and attends the University of South Carolina.

Photography by Michael Hampton

2017 King Joseph Lewis Card, Jr. & 2017 Queen Virginia Dade Pettway

Belle Reed Francis Joyce & Escort Benjamin Alan Dodson

Belle Chandler Noel Potts & Escort Jacob Allen Carmichael

Escort Thompson Parrish Pettway, Jr. & Belle Alexandria Harman Armor

Escort James Ferguson Govan & Belle Anne Thomas Hooper

Belle Cameron Scott Ford & Escort Matthew Cameron Norris

Escort Seth Michael Lee Langley & Belle Charlotte Temple McGuire

Belle Hayden McKlain Bryant & Escort Will Grimes Phillips, Jr.

Escort Michael Stewart Murphy & Belle Grace Anne Carlson

Escort Cooper Joseph Hodge & Belle Elizabeth Ann Reynolds

Escort George Holmes Patten Pettway III & Belle Kylie Jennings Lee

Escort Owen Bennett Bettis & Belle Logan Elizabeth Wheland

Escort Dillon Scott Wells & Belle Selma Tess Shaheen