Friday, June 23, 2017

Kenneth "Mule" Johnson (visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, June 27 from 11am until time of service at 3pm)



KENNETH “MULE” WILLIAM JOHNSON, age 76, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Kenneth was born in Chatsworth, Ga. on March 1, 1941 to the Will A. and Thelma Ingle Johnson. He was their first son of nine children. He was an avid golfer whether it was playing or just watching it. He was of the Baptist faith. Kenneth had a heart of gold always willing to help anyone in need.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Marvin Johnson and grandson, Robert Lee (Bubba) Cochran, Jr.

Survivors are his loving children, Regina Cochran and Randall “Homer” Johnson both of Summerville, Ga. He was the big brother of his sisters, Mary Elizabeth Powell of Summerville, Ga., and Cathy (Roger) Bradley of LaFayette; brothers, Bobby (Linda) Johnson of Chickamauga, Ga., Doug (Maribeth) Johnson of Calhoun, Ga., and Mike Johnson of Whitwell, Tenn.; grandson, Charles Cochran of Summerville, Ga.; 4 great grandsons; a very special aunt, Ruby Ingle of Chatsworth, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral service 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel.

Interment in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Gary Stanfield (vistation at the funeral home Sunday, June 25 from 1pm-3pm; no service)



GARY STANFIELD, of LaFayette passed away at his home Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the age of 66. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. Gary retired from Syntec Industries.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gus Stanfield and Frances Bledsoe  Stanfield; and sisters, Maxine Stanfield and JoAnn Lagesse.

Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Stanfield of LaFayette; daughter, Kimberly (Dennis) Elliott of Rocky Face, Ga; son, Jeff (Angie) Stanfield of LaFayette; grandchildren, Nicholas (Karissa) Painter, Haley Painter, Krista Stanfield, Arielle (Daniel) Byer; great grandchildren, Braxton, Lydia, Falyn, Creed, and Elahn; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be private.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, June 25 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Charles Meeks (visitation at the funeral home Thursday, June 22 from 6pm-8pm and Friday, June 23 from 12pm until time of service at 7pm)



CHARLES EDWARD MEEKS, age 67, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. He was born in Coalmont Tennessee to the late Jesse Meeks and Henry Campbell Meeks. Charles was an avid coon hunter and skilled cabinet maker.

Survivors are his loving wife of 44 years, Margie Lee Meeks of LaFayette; daughters, Tinamarie Hamilton of Calif., Charlee Ann Meeks of LaFayette and Carrie Lynn Meeks of Calhoun, Ga.; sons, Shaun Bevins of Texas, Dondi Anderson of Resaca, Ga., Elvis Locke and Jimmy Locke both of Ringgold; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Willie Mae Nunley of Flat Branch, Tenn., and Carlene Wiltz of New Hampshire; brother, Paul Meeks of Murfreesboro, Tenn; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor William Meeks officiating.

No interment.

Visitation at the funeral home Thursday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday from 12 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Ann Stultz (visitation at the funeral home Friday, June 23 from 11am until time of service at 1pm)



ANN JOHNSON STULTZ, of Rock Spring passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born in LaFayette (Linwood) on July 5, 1932 to the late Clyde Robert Johnson and Edith Brock Johnson. A graduate of LaFayette High School, Ann followed her heart and aspiration for helping others by pursing a nursing degree from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. Her nursing career spanned a variety of medical areas before a 31 year stint as Director of Nursing with Tri-County-Hutcheson Medical Center. Her passion for nursing was equaled for her love of cats, as she was a very generous and monumental financial supporter of animal shelters. She was an avid history buff, and enjoyed local Walker County history.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Stultz.

Survivors include special friend/caregiver, Tammy Parshall, to whom Ann considered as a daughter. Her son Robert “Robby” (Andrea) Stultz of Fort Oglethorpe; grandchildren, Robert Brandon (Christa) Stultz and Patrick Chase Stultz

Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel.

Interment in LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Henry (Charlie) Hawthorne (visitation at the funeral home Wednesday, June 21 from 1:30pm-3:30pm; graveisde service to follow at 4pm in LaFayette Memory Gardens)



HENRY (CHARLIE) WALLACE HAWTHORNE, age 76, of Rock Spring passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. He was a member of Church of Christ of Chickamauga and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Bates Hawthorne of Rock Spring; daughter, Crystal (Mark)  Hawthorne Buffington of Noble, GA; son, Andy (Dee) Hawthorne of Dayton, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ceanna Asher, Kalie Asher, Culley Hawthorne, David Hawthorne; great grandchild, Marshall Eli Gross; sister, Thelma Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at LaFayette Memory Gardens with Minister Shane Robinson officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Hank Kramer (visitation at the funeral home Saturday, June 24 from 1pm until time of service at 2pm)



HENRY “HANK” A. KRAMER, age 67, of Rock Spring passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 while visiting family in Massachusetts. Hank was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served with the 101st Airborne Infantry. In the early nineties, he moved to Northwest Georgia to start a new life and is where he met the love of his life, Elaine Kramer. Following his ten years of employment for LaFayette Printing Company, Hank became an over the road truck driver for The Rosedale Group and Dixie Transport until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Kramer; and mother, Rita St. Andre Lewis.

Survivors are daughter, Kim Foster; son, Scott (Elizabeth) Brown; 3 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Shelly (Wallace) Brown; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Rev. Henry Dixon officiating.

Private interment in LaFayette Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.