Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Howard Harris (visitation: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 and on Thursday, July 19 from 12 p.m. until hour of service at 3 p.m. at the funeral home)


Howard Russell Harris, 89, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Shepherd Hills surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Odum Harris; son, Gary “Red” Harris; grandson, Mark Wayne Harris; and brother, Richard “Buck” Harris.

He is survived by his daughter, Tammy (Jerry) Hamilton; sons, Barry (Janice) Harris and Malcolm (Ann) Harris; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor William Harris officiating.

Interment will follow in LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Rocky Hamilton, Scott Hamilton, Neill Harris, Rusty Harris, Michael Hamilton, Timmy VanDyke, Robert Edwards, and Justin Manis.

Honorary pallbearers are Dewey Blalock, Robert Sprayberry, Cameron Barnes, Roger Morgan, Rich Pasquel, Runt Thornton, W.G. Cordell, and Edward Crouch III.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 – 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 p.m. until hour of service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mary Jo Brown (services will be private)


Mary Jo Caylor Brown, 69, of LaFayette passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Brown.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Caheely of LaFayette; grandchild, Erin Caheely; sister and caregiver, Judy (Benny) Marks of LaFayette, sisters, Debbie (Don) Purdy of Trion, Ga., and Nancy (Tony) Ward of Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Amy King (visitation: Wednesday, July 18 from 12 p.m. until hour of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home)


Amy Denise King, 40, of Rock Spring passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Kandyce King; mother, Giavonna Frady; father, Mitchell King; sisters, Dena Herrera, Staci King and Miranda King; nieces and nephews, Johnny Brown Jr., Bailey Dean, Cassandra Brown, Shayna Morgan, Madison Morgan, and Devaughn King; and several great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel.

Interment will follow in McIntyre Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12 p.m. until hour of service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Darrin Pell (a Celebration of Life service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Gospel Light Christian Fellowship Church)


William Darrin Pell, 47, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Bo Decker; and sister, Stacy Boulan.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda Mann Decker; father, Wendell Pell; brothers, Charles Decker, Joseph Decker and Todd Pell; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Gospel Light Christian Fellowship Church.


Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.
 



Friday, July 13, 2018

James Ingram Jr. (visitation: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the LaFayette First United Methodist Church; funeral service: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at the LaFayette First United Methodist Church)


James Edsel Ingram, Jr., 87, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on July 13, 2018.  A devout family man, he was born December 28, 1930 in Carroll County, Georgia as the oldest of 13 brothers and sisters.  The son of a pastor and homemaker, Mr. Ingram developed his work ethic farming and tending to his younger siblings.  After an honorable discharge from the Navy, where he served as Electronics Technician Second Class, he was employed with Cotton Producers in Atlanta.  He met and later married the love of his life, Sara Gordon, on December 24, 1954.  He transferred to LaFayette in 1957 as manager of Farmers Mutual Exchange.  In 1960, he was invited to join Hammond-Jones Hardware where he enjoyed a 44-year career developing special friendships and earning the respect of community and business leaders.  During this time, Mr. Ingram was a charter member of the LaFayette Optimist Club.  He served as commissioner of the LaFayette Housing Authority for seven years.  In 1996, he was honored as Small Business Person of the year through Walker County Chamber of Commerce.  He was also a charter member of Walker County Partners for Educational Progress (WACOPEP) where he served in the development of the education of our youth in the Walker County School system.  As a devoted supporter of childrens’ education in his community, Mr. Ingram actively served on various PTO boards, local band boosters, sponsored vocational scholarships, provided employment opportunities for high school students through work-based learning, and promoted extracurricular activities for children of all ages.  Through his service in WACOPEP, he was one of the first recipients of the prestigious Arnold Eaves Partner of the Year Award.  Mr. Ingram retired from Hammond-Jones Hardware in 2004.  In his years after leaving the hardware store, he spent time with his beautiful wife, played golf with friends, and cherished the time he spent with his family.  His nine grandchildren brought much joy to his life as did he to theirs.  He was a faithful servant of LaFayette First United Methodist Church for over sixty years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Ingram Sr., and Evelyn Shirah Ingram; brothers, Neil Ingram, Curtis Ingram, Max Ingram, and Keith Ingram; and sister, Marsha Ingram.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 63 years, Sara Ingram; daughter, Susan Ingram Key (Allen); sons, James Stephen Ingram (Kathy), Douglas Franklin Ingram (Angie) and William Keith Ingram (Wendy); grandchildren, Jonathan Ingram (Kelly), Jessica Ingram, Matthew Ingram, Kurt Ingram, Cole Ingram, Will Ingram, Wes Ingram, Andy Key, and Tyler Key (Whitney); sisters, Linda Linderman (David), Joy Prangley and Patricia O’Shields (Roy); brothers, Bobby Ingram (Nancy), Kenneth Ingram, Cam Ingram, and Tony Ingram (Maureen); and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the LaFayette First United Methodist Church with Rev. Randall Massengill and Rev. David Autry officiating.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers are Ron Harrison, Albert Ellis, Dan Priest, Hugh Overfield, Guy Pope, Bob Forester, Bob Lamborn, Jack Hart, Bill Whitten, Friday Lunch Group, and Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class.

Interment will follow in the LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LaFayette First United Methodist Church Youth Fund. 

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.