Friday, June 24, 2016

Quilla W. Pratt; Visitation Sunday, 6/26 from 2pm until service time at 4pm at the LaFayette First Baptist Church

Quilla W. Pratt passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 95.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Sarah Frances Wheeler; her brother, Leon Wheeler and his wife, Margaret Little Wheeler.

She is survived by her husband, Stanton E. Pratt; her daughter, Linda (David) Derrick; two grandchildren, Chas (Kathy) Peppers, and Ben (Lana) Peppers; and two great-grandchildren, Samuel and Lily. She is also survived by several loving members of her husband’s family in Turner, Maine.

Born in Greely, Colorado, she moved with her parents to the north Georgia area where she lived most of her life. She was a graduate of Gordon Lee High School and became a licensed beautician and worked in Rossville, GA. During World War ll she worked installing electrical equipment in warplanes and then in Oak Ridge at the atomic bomb center. She married in 1943 to her loving husband of 73 years and moved with him to Auburn, Maine for several years before they returned to LaFayette, Georgia where she worked as a dental assistant until her retirement.

Mrs. Pratt will be remembered by her family and friends as a creative artist and craftsman.  She enjoyed and expressed her talents through many mediums. It gave her great pleasure to give her creations to those whom she loved, and she leaves a beautiful legacy of her works with them.

Quilla was a devoted Christian and faithful member of the First Baptist Church in LaFayette for 65 years. For many years she enjoyed using her God-given creative talents to arrange the flowers for Sunday services each week. She influenced many young girls’ lives through her work in the church GA organization and Sunday School classes.

Her family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church sanctuary in LaFayette from 2-4 pm on Sunday, June 26. The service is scheduled to immediately follow at 4:00 in the sanctuary and interment in the LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Dave Gilbert, Henry Gilbert, Bill Loughridge, Ben Potts, Bruce Potts, Jim Wardlaw, Chip Wheeler, and Bill Whitten.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of LaFayette, 201 N. Maine St., LaFayette, Ga. 30728.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home of LaFayette.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

James "Jake" Scott; Visitation Wed. 6/22 from 6-8pm at the funeral home; Service Thursday, 6/23 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel

MR. JAMES “JAKE” TERRY SCOTT, 95, of LaFayette  passed  away Monday, June 20, 2016.

Preceded  in death by his  wife,  Huddie  “Pete”  Marie Adams Scott; daughter, Hazel Scott; son, Terry Scott; grandson, Joseph Scott; and  parents, James and Nettie Brown Scott.

Survived by sons, Joe (Jean) Scott and Tony (Sue) Scott  all of  LaFayette; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral  from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Thursday, June 23, 2016  at 2:00 pm  with  Pastor Tony Jackson officiating.

Interment in the Littlejohn Cemetery.

Pallbearers  are Adam Scott, Rusty Brown, Jeff Coley, Jamie Coley, and Johnny Scott.

Family  will receive friends  at the funeral home Wednesday, June 22nd   from 6pm-8pm.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Doris "Dee" Jones Rhyne; Graveside service Saturday, 6/25 at 11am at the LaFayette City Cemetery.

Doris Jones Rhyne (affectionately known as “Dee”) passed away peacefully, at the age of 82, on May 29, 2016.  She was born on December 1, 1933 in Sylva, NC, and was the oldest child of Mary Katherine Clayton and Dewey Daniel Jones.  Doris graduated from Sylva-Webster High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing.  She and John Sims Rhyne, Sr. were married in February of 1958 and made their home in LaFayette, GA, for forty two years.  She was a member of LaFayette United Methodist Church where she taught Children’s Sunday School for many years.  She was involved in numerous community activities and one of her greatest passions was bridge.  She and John enjoyed traveling extensively with dear friends both in the United States and abroad.  They moved to Holly Springs, NC in 2000 to be closer to her daughter and family.

She is survived by her loving husband John, and children John Sims Rhyne, Jr. (Margaret), Melissa Rhyne Banks (William); grandchildren, John Sims Rhyne, III (Lauren), Anne Clayton Rhyne McCaul (Matthew), Gordon Thomas Rhyne, Julia Louise Banks, Margaret Rhyne Banks, and great grandson John Sims Rhyne, IV; brother Herman Jones and sister Kathy Queen Maples (Rick), and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her step father Carey Edward Queen. 

A graveside service will be held on June 25, 2016; 11:00am at the LaFayette Cemetery with the Reverend David Autry officiating.  In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to the LaFayette United Methodist Church or Transitions Life Care, Raleigh, NC.

Arrangements by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gladys "TINCY" Ann Brugess; A Celebration of life gathering will take place at her home Saturday, June 18th at 3:00 P.M. 6100 Chamberlain Rd. LaFayette, Ga.

MRS.  GLADYS  "TINCY"  ANN  DYKES  BURGESS,  age 68,  of  LaFayette  passed  away  on  Thursday, June 16, 2016.

She  was  preceded  in  death  by  her  parents,  William  and  Kathryn  Kellett  Dykes;  daughter,  Jennie  Helton  Jackson;  sister,  Gerry  Key;  brothers,  Johnny  and  Jackie  Dykes.

Survived  by  her  husband,  Garry  Burgess;  daughters,  Sunshine  (Darin)  Kelley,  and  Michele  (Travis)  Wade;  son,  Rusty  (Nikita)  Helton;  sister,  Marthalean  Dykes;  and  brother,  Billy  Dykes  all  of  LaFayette;  nine  grandchildren;  seven  great  grandchildren; several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

A  Celebration  of  life  gathering  will  take  place  at  her  home  Saturday, June 18th  at  3:00  P.M.  6100  Chamberlain  Rd.  LaFayette, Ga.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Brenda Frazier; Visitation Friday, 6/17 from 2pm until service time at 4pm in at the funeral home.

BRENDA  KAY  LASLEY  FRAZIER,  age 56,  of  LaFayette  passed  away  on  Monday, June 13, 2016.

Survived  by  husband,  Eugene  Frazier  of  LaFayette;  daughter,  Cindy  Newby  of  Brayton, TN.;  sisters,  Debora  Ritchie  of  Flemingsburg,  TN.,  and  Patricia  Jackett  of  Pikeville,  TN.;  granddaughter,  Kassie  Newby;  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  from  the  Wilbanks  Memorial  Chapel  Friday,  June 17th  at  4:00  P.M.

Interment  in  Estelle  Cemetery.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Friday  from  2:00  P.M.  until  service  time.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.