Celebrating the City – Chattanooga Cotton Ball 2018

The 84th Annual Chattanooga Cotton Ball


The 84th annual Chattanooga Cotton Ball was held in July at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Thirty-one young women were presented to the Cotton Ball King and Queen at the debutante ball and dinner-dance. This year’s king was Joseph Edward Petty, manager of the Chattanooga branch of Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. He is married to Nancy Collins Petty and is the father of Tyler and Mimi. This year’s queen was Emily Sharp Powell. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Preston Powell and attends the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Photos by Michael Hampton

2018 Queen Emily Sharp Powell & 2018 King Joseph Edward Petty

Belle Makenna Nichole Avitabile & Escort Patrick Francis Curran

Belle Anna Catherine Cobb & Escort Charles Augustus Glascock

Escort Thompson Parrish Pettway, Jr. & Belle Carol Ann Sandner Phillips

Escort Chase Brandon Shaw & Belle Sophie Foster Baker

Belle Haleigh Grace Isanhart & Escort Elliott Foxworthy Cochran

Escort Jacob Matthew Breazeale & Belle Victoria Renee King

Belle Lauren Allyn Levine & Escort Cody Manson Brooks

Belle Courtlyn D. F. Martino & Escort Davis Gordon King

Escort Johnathon Hunter Gregg & Belle Audrey Helane Slye

Belle Leigh Anne McKamey & Escort Robert Tate Prater

Escort Samuel Wesley Walker & Belle Kelsie Elizabeth Smith

Escort Johnathan Archer Thompson & Belle Lauren Taylor Wright

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