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Allie Ray “Little Hook” Varnell, Jr., age 88, of Lookout Mountain, GA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean War. After serving his country he began civilian duty in the truck leasing business from which he later retired. Mr. Varnell was a member of the Battlefield Baptist Church and was awarded the Deacon Emeritus award.

Preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years Carol Mayhall Varnell; parents Allie R. Varnell, Sr. and Estell Belcher Varnell; daughter Pamela Varnell Ferguson; sister Peggy Spearman; sister Joyce Long; brother Morris Varnell.

Surviving include his daughter Mendy (Jeff) Varnell Rogers of Lookout Mountain, GA; son Greg Varnell, Sr. of Sand Mountain, GA; grandchildren Chris (Chasity) Ashby; Matthew Ferguson; Greg (Kim) Varnell, Jr.; Mitchell (Shana) Varnell; Brandon Varnell; Laura (Justin) Boatner; Summer Rogers ; eight great-grandchildren and two special great-granddaughters Elleena and Reyna “Smiley”; brother Roger (Elwanda) Varnell of Austin, TX; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 12:30 PM on Friday, December 14, 2018 in the chapel with Pastor David Crane officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday and 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday at the Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, GA.

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