Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Greg Shields; Visitation Thursday, 2/11 from 5-8pm at the funeral home; Service Friday, 2/12 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel

GREGORY  “GREG”   LYNN  SHIELDS,  age 57,  of  LaFayette  passed  away  February  10,  2016.

Preceded  in  death  by  his  biological  father,  Vernon  Shields.

Survived  by  his  wife  of  22  years,  Cheryl  Shields;  mother,  Monita  Chastain;  father,  Vance  Chastain; daughters,  Christine  Lynn  DeLeon  of  Calhoun,  TN,  Jennifer  Brooke  Shields  of  Cleveland;  son,  Patrick “P.J.”  Jordan  Shields  of  LaFayette;  brothers,  Derk  Shields,  Kelly  Chastain,  and  Toddy  Chastain  all  of  Cleveland;  five  grandchildren  and  several  nieces and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  services  from  the Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Friday,  February  12,  2016  at  2:00 p.m.  with  Rev.  Randy  Avans  and  Eddie  Jackson  officiating.

Interment  at  the  LaFayette  Memory  Gardens.

Family  will receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Thursday,  February  11th  from 
5:00 p.m.  -  8:00 p.m.

Arrangements by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Clarence "Bo" Benton; Visitation Friday, 2/12 from 5-8pm at the funeral home and he will lie in state at the First Baptist Church, LaFayette Sat. 2/13 from 12noon until service time at 1pm

Clarence “Bo” Eugene Benton, age 88, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Monday, February 8, 2016,  He was born on July 29, 1927 in Boynton, Georgia.  Bo was a beloved husband, father, Grandfather, son and brother.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Celia Hunt Benton of LaFayette, a daughter, Mary “Beth” Benton Vuncannon and son-in-law, Don Dwayne Vuncannon of High Point North Carolina.  A grandson, Tucker Hunt Benton of Charleston, Mississippi and daughter-in-law, Angie Joyce Benton of Menlo Georgia, wife of Bo & Celia’s late son, Charles Hunt Benton. Bo was a brother to seven siblings, survived by Paul Benton and preceded in death by Lewis Benton, Velma Williams, Jackie Miller, Jimmie Warren, Roy Benton and Lyda Benton.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland Benton and Willa Bowman Benton.  He is also survived and preceded by numerous nieces and nephews.
Bo was a graduate of Ringgold High School, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the University of Georgia.  After graduation he served his country in the US Army.  He then served his community of Walker County through his work with the University of Georgia Extension Service as the Agricultural Extension Agent until his retirement in 1983.   He also served in many voluntary roles providing services  to the community in which he lived.  He was a dual recipient of the Rotary Club Community Service award.  Bo was a member of the First Baptist Church of LaFayette where he served as a Deacon for many years.  After his retirement, he became a member of the Board of Directors for the Walker County Bank and a member of the Board of Directors for the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation.
Pall Bearers will include Guy Pope, Ted Clark, Shannon Sell, Mike Marchetti, Greg West, Chris Jones, Shaw Abney (in memory of Billy Shaw Abney), and Don Chandler, Jr. (in memory of Don Chandler, Sr.).  Honorary Pall Bearers include William “Bill” Sell, David Patterson, Chuck Tuft, Sr., Chuck Tuft, Jr., Denny Abney, Rex Jackson, Bill Patty, J.C. Abercrombie, Larry Thomas, Ron Harrison, Dr. Chip Levie, Robert Gamble, Willis Calloway, Ron Hutchins, Jerry Wilhelm, John Howard, and all the active Deacons of The First Baptist Church of LaFayette.
The Benton family will receive guest at the Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home Friday, February 12th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.  A celebration of Bo’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church of LaFayette Saturday at 1:00pm officiated by Dr. Todd Gaddis and Minister Frank Yates, with the body lying in state at the church on Saturday from noon until the service time.  Interment will be in LaFayette City Cemetery. 

Robert Wayne Snider; Visitation Tuesday, 2/9 from 6-9pm at the funeral home; Service Wednesday, 2/10 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel

ROBERT  WAYNE  SNIDER,  age  51,  of  LaFayette  passed  away  Sunday, February 07, 2016.

Preceded  in  death  by  his  father,  Cecil  Snider  and  sister,  Dian  Dean.

Survived  by  his  son,  Chad  Snider  of  LaFayette;  mother,  Betty  Jo  Cooley  of  LaFayette;  daughter,  Amanda  (Kyle) Amende  of  Clarksville;  son,  Chad  (Danielle)  Snider  of  LaFayette;  brother,  Danny  Snider  of  LaFayette;  five  grandchildren;  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  with  Rev.  Marion  Webb  officiating.

Interment  in  the  Crest-Lawn  Memorial  Park.

Pallbearers  are  Dillon  Hardin,  Tyson  Williams,  Tim  Regan,  Stacy  Young,  Jody  Wallin  and  Justin  Hilburn.

Honorary   pallbearers  are  Sonny  Williams,  Richard  Jackson  and  Roger  Jackson.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Tuesday, February 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Jackie Melvin Almon; No Service

JACKIE  MELVIN  ALMON,  age  64,  passed  away  Saturday,  February  6, 2016.  He  was  formerly  employed  by  The  LaFayette  Roper  Plant  for  37  years.  As  one  of  Jehovahs’  Witnesses,  he  attended  the  Local  Highland  Congregation.

Preceded  in  death  by  his  parents,  Marvin  Sr.  and  Cleola  Maddux  Almon;  two  sisters,  Bethel  Carson  and  Laura  Frances  McSears;  one  brother,  Frankie  Joe  Almon.

He  leaves  to  cherish  his  memories,  his  wife  of 41  years,  Roxie  Almon;  one  brother,  Marvin  Jr. (Angela)  Almon; five  sisters,  Linda  Gail  Ware,  Annibelle  Ward,  Lonnie  Mae (James)  Langston,  Shirley  Ann (Henry)  Hambrick,  Alice  Joyce  (Levan)  Covin;  special  brother-in-law,  Charles  Carson;  loving  nephews,  Kenneth  and  Ronald  Carson;  devoted  caregiver  and  sister-in-law,  Gladys  Miller;  caring  friends, Toliver  and  Carolyn  Suttles,  Larry  and  Rita  Pickard,  and  Russell  Jackson;  other  nieces,  nephews,  relatives  and  friends  survives.  Special  thanks  to  nurses  and  staff  of  Life  Choice  Hospice.

Jackie  requested  there  be  no  service  and  his  body  cremated.

Arrangements  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette,  Georgia.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lorene Bradley; Visitation Sunday, 2/7 from 5-9pm; Service Monday 2/8 at 3:30pm in the funeral home chapel

LORENE  BRADLEY,  age  62  of  LaFayette  passed  away  Friday, February 05, 2016.

She  was  born  on  June 21, 1953  and  was  a  member  of  the  Old  Way  Baptist  Church.

She  was  preceded  in  death  by  her  parents,  Jewel  and  Dollie  Bradley;  brothers  and  sisters,  Dorothy  Smith,  Ray  Bradley,  Lee  Bradley,  Ralph  Bradley,  Dee  Bradley,  Harold  Bradley,  Lucille  Bradley  and  J.B.  Bradley.

Survived  by  brothers,  Lonnie  Bradley  and  Everette  Bradley  both  of  LaFayette,  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.  Special  thanks  to  her  niece,  Julie  Brown  and  the  staff  of  Memorial  Hospital.

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Monday, February 08  at  3:30 P.M.  with  brother  David  Thompson  officiating.

Interment  in  the  Estel  Cemetery.

Pallbearers  are  Bobby  Gillis,  Shane  Gillis,  Brandon  Bradley,  Cody  Abercrombie,  Michael  Collier  and  David  Mozingo.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Sunday  from  5:00  to  9:00  P.M.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.