Thursday, April 27, 2017

Agnes Oliver (visitation at the funeral home Saturday, April 29 from 1pm-3pm; funeral service in the chapel Saturday, April 29 at 3pm)



AGNES PAULETTE OLIVER, age 95 of LaFayette passed away Wednesday,
April 26, 2017. She was the oldest member of the LaFayette Church of God. Agnes enjoyed spending time in her flower garden and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Oliver; parents, James Harvey Johnson and Margaret Kitchens Johnson; several sisters and one brother.

Survived by her niece and caretaker, Paulette Lamb of LaFayette; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Saturday, April 29 at 3 p.m. with Pastor Josh Edwards and Pastor Kenneth Oliver officiating.

Interment in LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Robert Jenkins (visitation at the funeral home Friday, April 28 from 1pm until time of service at 6pm)



ROBERT LEE JENKINS, age 43 of Chickamauga passed away Monday, April 24, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Jenkins.

Survived by daughter, Rosa Jenkins; mother, Bonnie Robinson Jenkins; brother, Bobby Jenkins; nephew, Justin Jenkins all of LaFayette; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m.

No interment.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Ron Brock (visitation at the funeral home Sunday, April 30 from 2pm-5pm; and Monday, May 1 from 12pm until time of service at 2pm)



RONALD “RON” EDWARD BROCK, age 82 of LaFayette passed away Monday, April 24, 2017.

Ron was a 1952 graduate of LaFayette High School.  Following graduation Ron served his country during the Korean War.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Berea College in Berea, KY.  Ron retired with T.V.A. where he was the personnel director over the Nuclear Power Division.   He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe where he was an ordained deacon and longtime Sunday school teacher.  He was an avid golfer, enjoyed coaching youth football and softball and was part of the prison ministry. He received an award from United Way for running a highly effective fundraising campaign.   

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, F.L. “Dink” Brock and Hazel Williams Brock; and brother, Bill Brock.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Tommie Wilbanks Brock; daughter, Mary Jane Denton of LaFayette; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron & Kellye Brock of Nashville and Michael & Laura Ann Brock of Williamson, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Bob & Sue Brock of Blue Ridge, Ga.; grandchildren, Mick Brock, Annie Laura Brock, Adam Brock, Jason Brock, Ben Brock, Nathan Denton, and Jered Denton; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Monday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jason Thomas officiating.

Pallbearers will be family.

Honorary pallbearers are the Builders Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe.

Interment in LaFayette City Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Monday from 12 noon until time of service.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House 200 Central Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

James Bing (visitation at the funeral home Tuessday, April 25 from 5pm-9pm; funeral service in the chapel Wednesday, April 26 at 2pm)



JAMES EDWARD BING, age 77, of LaFayette passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was a member of Harbor Lights Baptist Church. Mr. Bing was co-owner of Shirley’s Truck Stop for 51 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lum Bing and Hettie Mason Bing; sister, Mary Ruth Smith, and sister and brother-in-law, Pluma Evelyn (J.W.) Itson; grandsons, Kenneth Shane Lowery and Kenneth Brown.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Shirley Bing; daughters, Cathy Landon of Orlando, FL, Annette Bing of Summerville, Darlene Pendergrass (Jeff Thomas) of LaFayette, Melissa (Phillip) McCollum of Rome, Kristy Schilling of Clovis, New Mexico, and Debbie (Tommy) Lowery of Rome; sons, Lamar Davis of Rock Spring and Michael (Paula) Bing of LaFayette; 17 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brothers, Thomas (Donna) Bing and Frank (Eileen) Bing all of Rome; and brother-in-law, Dan Smith of Summerville.

Funeral services in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Wednesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jim Powell officiating.

Interment in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Terry Mann, Barry DeBoard, Randy Warren, Marshall Kellett, Chad Jackson, Joey Carr, and Jason Dilbeck.

Honorary pallbearer are Jim Rook, Larry Marks and Jeff Marks.

Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jerry Long; Visitation, Monday, 4/24 from 6-9 pm; Service, Tuesday, 4/25 at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel



JERRY EUGENE LONG, age 76, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survived by loving wife of 50 years, Shirley Chapman Long; son, Tony Long of LaFayette; sisters, Frances Cordell and Vicky Wallace both of LaFayette; brothers, Junior “Pappy” Long of Noble and Wayne Long of Chickamauga; grandchildren, Aaron Long, Brandon Long, Cassondra Long and Dawson Long; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Tuesday, April 25th at 2:00 p.m. with Min. Tommy Pettyjohn officiating.

Interment in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.