Friday, March 24, 2017

Allen Lively, Sr. (Visitation at the funeral home Saturday, March 25 from 6pm-9pm; Graveside funeral service in the LaFayette City Cemetery Sunday, March 26 at 5pm)



ALLEN LINTON LIVELY, SR., age 78, of LaFayette passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Pentecostal faith. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Ann Lively; parents, Leonard Lively and Lucille Lively; brother, Charles Lively.

He is survived by daughter, Anissa Collins of Chickamauga; sons, Al (Jan) Lively, Ben (Angelia) Lively, Roy (Carrie) Lively, and James (Crystal) Lively all of LaFayette; ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; sisters, Leahmon Ponder, Bitsy Long, and Judy Lively all of LaFayette; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held in the LaFayette City Cemetery Sunday, March 26 at 5 p.m.

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

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Frank Schrader (visitation at the funeral home Saturday, March 25 from 6pm-9pm; funeral service in the chapel Sunday, March 26 at 2pm)



FRANKLIN “FRANK” BYRON SCHRADER, age 65, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was of the Church of God faith. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. In the woods, he found his sanctuary for communing with nature and God’s creation.  As a quiet man, Frank was humble and kind and had a unique gift of making each one feel special. Frank was a machinist by trade.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Schrader and Alma Parker Schrader; siblings, Genomi Schrader, Lorene Wilson, Vertie Wilbanks, Mildred Ferguson, Melvin Schrader, Doris Mitchell, Leroy Schrader, and Phillip Schrader.

Survivors are his loving wife of 29 years, Lora Durham Schrader; sisters, Louise (Carl) Bowers; brother-in-law, Lee Durham, Virgil (Delores) Durham, and Clint (Carolyn) Durham; Frank loved each one of his nieces and nephews in a very special way, while he grew up as brother to some…he was “Our Hero” to all. He had many nieces and nephews all were special to him and he had a unique relationship with each and everyone of them. Frank was the peacemaker - the glue that held us all together.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Lowell Cantrell officiating.

Interment in the Old Antioch Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Aaron Mitchell, Michael Faulkner, Bruce Huskey, Seth Wallace, Dillon Wallace, and Thomas Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers are Tim Crosby, Matt Seritt, Bart Seritt, Ed Posey, Colton Bowers, Dustin Bowers, Dustin Pope, and the staff of Mt. Berry Hospice.

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

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Tony Weaver (Memorial Service Saturday, April 1 at 11am at Calvary Baptist Church)



ANTHONY “TONY” WEAVER, age 53, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday,
March 7, 2017.  He was a kind, caring, and giving person, who over the years, learned that a smile means the same thing in every language.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Tuck Weaver.

Survivors are his wife, Tammie Weaver; son, Casey Weaver; father, Dean Weaver; sisters, Brenda (Ron) Altice and Vicky McGee.

Memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 908 Bronco Road, LaFayette, GA, Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Malcolm Harris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Josephine "Jo" Tidwell (Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday, March 22 from 6pm-8pm; No funeral service)



JOSEPHINE “JO” INMAN TIDWELL, age 80, of LaFayette passed away Monday, March 20, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell W. Tidwell; and son, Gary Robert Worley.

Survivors are son Greg (Teri) Worley; brother, Frank Inman; grandchildren, Josh (Christiane) Worley, Zach Worley, Eric Worley; great grandchildren, Samuel Worley and Gibson Worley; several nieces and nephews.

No funeral services.

Interment will be private in the Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.

Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday, March 22 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Edward Sitton (Memorial Service Thursday, March 23 at 6pm at Lookout Hall Church of Christ; Funeral services Friday, March 24 at 11:30am in the Chattanooga National Cemetery)



Edward Lonnie Sitton, 73, went home to be with the good Lord on Monday, March 20, 2017. He was born on December 14, 1943 in Chickamauga, GA to Mills & Polly Sitton. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at time of passing. An Army veteran and long-time member of Lookout Hall Church of Christ - he was a servant to others, especially the elderly. Ed had a gentle, charming spirit and keen sense of humor. He loved life and all those he shared it with. The memories left are precious and extensive. He will be missed, but never forgotten in this life - we will see him again. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister-in-law and two nephews.

Surviving family are his children: Jeff, Jeanna, Jill, Dawn, and Tammy; grandchildren are Kinsey, Shannon, Blake, Miranda, Garrett, Jonathan, Ben, McKenzie, and Connor; great grandchildren are Lanie, Peyton, Levi, Jordan, and Jensen; brothers, Lamar (Jo) Sitton and James (Donna) Sitton; sister, MaryAnn (Phil) Plotke; along with many nieces, nephews, and greats.

Funeral services will take place Friday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.


A memorial service will take place Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at Lookout Hall Church of Christ 11954 GA-337, Summerville, GA 30747.

In lieu of flowers, if you'd like to make a donation - please make it to the Benevolence Fund at Lookout Hall Church of Christ at 11954 HWY 337, Summerville, GA 30747. The family is grateful to Homestead Hospice of Dalton and MediThrift Pharmacy of LaFayette, GA for all the support. 

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.