Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Marlin Stayton Russell (Vist: Thurs, Sept. 29 from 6pm-8pm at funeral home; Service: Friday, Sept. 30 at 2pm at Walnut Grove Bapt. Church)

Reda Richardson (Vist: Wed., Sept. 28 from 6pm-8pm at funeral home; Service: Thurs., Sept. 29 at 11am in the chapel)



REDA ANN HOWARD RICHARDSON, age 73 of LaFayette passed away Monday, September 26, 2016.

She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Howard; brother, Grady Howard; and sister, Cheri Moore.

Reda is survived by her loving husband, Frank Richardson; mother, Erna Burgess Howard; daughter, Laura (Bruce) Aquila, son, Kevin (Pattie) Richardson; sisters, Pat Hawkins and Glenda (James) Parrish; brothers, Lebron Howard and Mark (Dianne) Howard; grandchildren, Kayla Richardson, Emma Richardson, Davis Richardson, and Abigail Aquila; several nieces and nephews; and  best friend, Sandra Martin.

Funeral will take place Thursday, September 29 at 11 a.m. in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Terry Burns officiating.

Interment to follow in the McWilliams Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, September 28 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home.

Sybil Mae Jackson (Visitation: Wed., Sept. 28 from noon-2pm at funeral home; Service: Wed., Sept. 28 at 2pm in the chapel)




SYBIL MAE JACKSON, age 76, of LaFayette passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 surrounded by her family. Although she will be missed deeply, her legacy will continue on in the hearts and lives of the family who so profoundly love her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Jackson, Sr.

She is survived by her daughters, Pam Pass of Atlanta, Kim (Eddie) Blevins, Shannon Carroll, and Tonya Bowers all of LaFayette; sons, Eddie (Michelle) Jackson and Chris (Becky) Jackson all of LaFayette; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Wednesday, September 28 at 2 p.m. in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mike Peterson officiating.

Interment to follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Aaron Turnipseed, Jacob Burnette, Eddie Blevins, Drew Green, Jason Wallace, and Bryan Pope.

Visitation will take place Wednesday at noon until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Doris Jackson Mann (Visitation: Tues. Sept. 27 from 6pm-8pm at funeral home; Service: Wed., Sept. 28 at 4pm in the chapel)



DORIS JACKSON MANN, age 87, of Dalton, formerly of Tunnel Hill, passed away Saturday, September 24. She was born in LaFayette on November 17, 1928 to the late Edwin and Virgie Hilburn Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Mann; grandson, Brian McRae; and sister, Pauline Jackson Adams.

Doris is survived by her son, Bo (Sharon) Mann of Dalton; sister, Anna Baird of Summerville; brother, Carey Earl Jackson of LaFayette; grandchildren, Bartley Eric Mann and Captain Gregory Ellis McRae, U.S. Navy; 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Wednesday, September 28 at 4 p.m. in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Dr. Danny Cochran officiating.

Interment in West Hill Cemetery, Trion.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 27 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Annie Lee Richardson Cook (Visitation: Sat., Sept. 24 from 6pm-9pm; Service: Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4pm in the chapel)

ANNIE LEE RICHARDSON COOK, age 97, of Lavonia, Georgia (formerly of LaFayette), passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.

Annie was preceded in death by her husbands, Rufus Richardson and Charlie “Doc” Cook; parents, Terry and Julie Davis MaHaffey; daughter, Barbara Dean; step-sons, J.C. Richardson and Richard Cook; sisters, Lula Martin, Martha Goff, and Rosie MaHaffey; brothers, Tom MaHaffey, Clyde MaHaffey, Marvin MaHaffey, Sam MaHaffey, and Jim MaHaffey.

Survivors include daughter, Mary Lou Eavenson of Lavonia, GA; stepdaughter, Linda Jackson of LaFayette.

Funeral from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Sunday, September 25 at 4 p.m. with Rev. Tim Redden and Raymond Fitzpatrick officiating.

Interment in the East Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, September 24 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mack Tucker; Visitation Saturday 9/24 from 6-8pm at the funeral home; Service Sunday, 9/25 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel



MACK CHARLESTON TUCKER, age 88, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Fannie Walls Tucker; daughter, Valerie Tucker; grandson, Kingslee Freeman; and 6 brothers.

Survived by his loving wife, Hilda “Shirley” Tucker; daugthers, Patricia (Mike) Riley of New York and Phyllis (Brian) Nicoson of Rossville; sons, Michael “Buster” (Charlene) Tucker of Birchwood, TN and Tracy (Rhonda) Tucker of Calhoun; sisters, Marie (George) Corbin, Lucille Rogers, and Novene Kelly all of LaFayette; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Malcolm Harris and Pastor Terry Colbert officiating.

Interment in the Concord Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Justin Oliver, Matt Oliver, T.J. Nicoson, Michael Tucker, Timmy Tucker, and Jeremy Morrow.

Visitation at the funeral home Saturday, September 24 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.