Friday, February 24, 2017

Shirley Harris (Visitation at the funeral home Saturday, February 25 from 6pm-9pm; Funeral Service in the chapel Sunday, February 26 at 3pm)



SHIRLEY ODUM HARRIS, age 81, of LaFayette passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Shirley worked for Salem Carpet for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Wayne Harris; parents, Chester Odum and Alice Richardson Odum; sister, Christine Spears; and brother, Jimmy Odum.

Survivors are her loving husband of 67 years, Howard Harris; daughter, Tammy (Jerry) Hamilton; sons, Barry (Janice) Harris and Malcolm (Ann) Harris all of LaFayette; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m. in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor William Harris and Pastor David Pettyjohn officiating.

Interment to follow in the LaFayette Cemetery with Pastor W. C. Pence officiating.

Pallbearers are Rusty Harris, Rocky Hamilton, Scott Hamilton, Neil Harris, Ace Bailey, and Wendell Hamilton.

Honorary pallbearers are Michael Hamilton, Justin Manis, Preston Harris, Chase Bailey, Austin Bailey, Brent Ingram, and Eric Murphy.

Visitation at the funeral home Saturday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Baby Brayden Michael Harris; Visitation Sat. 2/25 from 12pm until service time at 2pm at the funeral home



Baby Brayden Michael Harris, went to be in the arms of an angel on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.



He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Tracy Michele Harris Trammel; great grandparents, Joe and Nellie Jo Harris, and Denny Sprayberry; and great uncle, Michael Joe Harris.



Survived by parents, Michael Harris and Nicole Koken; sister, Makayla “K.K.” Koken; brother, Jaidon “Bubba” Joe Washington; grandparents, Jason and Tammy Wilhoite and Wally Trammel; great grandparents, Deborah Sprayberry, and Leslie “Pappy” Miller; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.



Funeral from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Craig Westbrook officiating.



Private interment in Community Baptist Church Cemetery.



Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12pm until service time.



Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Derek Kash Hancock; Visitation Friday, 2/24 from 5-9pm at the funeral home; Service Saturday, 2/25 at 4pm at Trinity Gospel Tabernacle of Nobel



DEREK KASH HANCOCK, age 56, of LaFayette passed away Friday, February 17, 2017.

Derek was a member of Trinity Gospel Tabernacle of Noble and was employed with Syntec Industries in LaFayette for 23 years.

Preceded in death by his mothers, Betty Painter Fills and Beatrice Akins; grandmother, Granny Leatha Painter; and half-brother, David Fills.

Survivors are his loving wife of 14 years, Kathy Reynolds Hancock; step-kids, Carrie (Josh)  Bennett and Johnny (Jennifer) Scott; grandchildren, Alexia Scott, Justin Barnes, Seirra Bennett, and Gracie Bennett; great grandchildren, Emmi Smith, Audrey Smith, and Aidyn Barnes; mother and father-in-law, Buddy and Rosetta Reynolds; sister, Connie (Junior) Thomas; half-sisters, Sheila Long, Nioka Ridings, and E Jewel Griffin; and half-brothers, Wesley (Joy) Akins, Terry Akins, and Wayne Akins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Gospel Tabernacle of Noble  with Pastor David Rayburn officiating.

Interment to follow in LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ricky Reynolds, Wayne Reynolds, Jody Reynolds, Tim Reynolds, Chris Reynolds, Scotty Ash, and Danny Bridges.

Visitation at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Edith Studdard (Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, February 21 from 12:30pm until time of service at 2pm)



EDITH STUDDARD, age 92, of LaFayette passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O D Studdard; grandson, Cecil Ray Suddard, Jr.; parents, Thomas Sumner and Malinda Sumner; nine brothers and two sisters; and daughter-in-law, Mary Studdard.

Survivors are son, Cecil Ray Studdard, Sr. of Lyerly; daughter, Linda (Ronzie) Carroll, Sr. of LaFayette; grandchildren, Tammey and Buddy Davis of Ringgold, Deedee and David McCormick of LaFayette, Kimmey and E.J. Jones of Ringgold, Patricia and Dennis Bolton of Lyerly, and Ronzie and Rena Carroll, Jr. of LaFayette; 11 great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Kevin Norton officiating.

Interment to follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Lee McCormick, Ronzie Carroll, Jr., Andrew Carroll, Miles Bolton, Colby Davis, and BJ Davis.

Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

George (Pat) Morgan (Visitation at the funeral home Saturday, February 18 from 4pm-6pm; no service or interment)



GEORGE (PAT) LAVERNE MORGAN, age 62, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, 
February 15, 2017. Mr. Morgan was a car salesman. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Morgan and Pauline L. Morgan; brothers, Lamar Morgan, Charles Floyd, Jr., Gene Floyd, and Richard Blessing; and sister, Shirley Bailey.

Survivors include his loving friend of 15 years, Deborah Hicks, Deborah’s daughter, Christi; sisters, Janice (Mickey) Simmons and Sue (Ed) Stephens; brothers, Doyle (Diane) Morgan and Robert (Roseanne) Floyd; sister-in-laws, Debbie Morgan, Hazel Floyd and Bertie Floyd; and many nieces and nephews.

No funeral services or interment.

Visitation at the funeral home Saturday, February 18 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Betty Carrington (Visitation at the funeral home Friday, February 17 from 5pm-8pm; Funeral Services Saturday, February 18 at 2pm)



BETTY FAYE WALLACE CARRINGTON, age 81, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was a member of  Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Carrington; son, Ricky Carrington; great granddaughter, Carmyn Piper Carrington; sisters, Montyne Wallace and Syble Parker Corriher; brothers, Winford Wallace and Ben Wallace; and son-in-law, Eddie Steele.

Survivors are daughters Jeannie Steele and Tammy (Terry) Dixon all of LaFayette; sons, Mike (Angie) Carrington of LaFayette, Tony (Vicky) Carrington of Chickamauga, Danny (Kathy) Carrington and Timmy Carrington all of LaFayette; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Saturday, February 18 at 2 p.m. with Alan Kirby officiating.

No interment.

Visitation at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.