Saturday, January 13, 2018

Gary Hurley (visitation: 6-9pm Tuesday, January 16 at the funeral home; graveside service: 12:30pm Wednesday, January 17 in the Chattanooga National Cemetery)

Gary Winston Hurley, age 69, of LaFayette passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. Gary was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of Second Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. He later attended Bethel Memorial Baptist Church. Gary was a Cummings Diesel mechanic by trade and worked 20 plus years for the City of LaFayette.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph “Bill” Winston Hurley and Mary McGuire Hurley; and sister, Nancy Kay Pedigo.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacy Hurley Curry (Jason Pettigrew) of LaFayette; and grandchildren, Madison Curry and McKennah Curry.

A graveside funeral service will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Bud Martenn officiating.

Pallbearers are Jason Pettigrew, Drew Pettigrew, A.J. Pettigrew, and Stacy Curry.

Visitation 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Dorothy Franks (gathering of family and friends: 5-7pm Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14 from 12pm until hour of service at 2pm at the funeral home)



Dorothy Edith Riley Franks, age 87, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was a member of Chattooga Baptist Church and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Laureate Alpha Epsilon Chapter in LaFayette. Dorothy was an American World War II POW survivor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Franks; grandson, Charlie Huggins; four sisters; and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Johnny) Bass of LaFayette and Helen Franks of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; sons, Chuck (Linda) Franks, Robert (Michelle) Franks, and Tommy (Tami) Franks all of LaFayette, and David (Laura) Franks of Midway, Ga.; grandchildren, Brad Huggins, Jon Franks, Joe Franks, Jessica Franks, and Lauren Franks all of LaFayette, Amber McCormick of Sylvania, Ga., Heather Jones of Dacula, Ga., Jennifer Franks of Atlanta, Matt Franks of Wooster, OH, Nick Franks of Dunwoody, Ga., Josh Ernest of Chattanooga, Carson Franks of Huntsville, Ala., and Airman Alex Franks of Dalzell, SC; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks goes to the staff of PruittHealth-LaFayette for their wonderful care and support.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ken Roach officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon until hour of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta Georgia 30646.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Emma "Trudy" Carroll (visitation: 1-4:30pm Friday, January 12 at the funeral home; funeral service will follow at 4:30pm in the funeral home chapel)



Emma “Trudy” Williams Carroll, age 87, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday,
January 10, 2018.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Day and Desiree Scott both of LaFayette; sons, Dwight (Angie) Carroll Jr., and Steve (Sue) Carroll both of Cedar Bluff, Ala., and Rodney (Karen) Carroll of Flintstone; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; sisters, Leola Colbert and Jeanette Wilbanks both of Ringgold; brother, Gene Williams of Dutton, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastors Fred Pursley and Shane Cloud officiating.

Interment in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are David Day Jr., Dwight Carroll III, Dennis Smith, Wade Smith, Tim Carroll, and Rodney Carroll II.

Honorary pallbearers are Alvin Hale, Lewis Rhinehart, and Jesse Carroll.

Visitation Friday from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Billy Joe Hammontree (visitation: 6-8pm Thursday, January 11 at the funeral home; funeral service: 2pm Friday, January 12 in the funeral home chapel)



Billy Joe Hammontree, age 75, of the West Armuchee Community passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was a lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayes Hammontree and Mary Lou Robinson Hammontree; brother, Don Hammontree; sisters, Reva Rex and Mary Ellen Hammontree.

He is survived by his brothers, Henry Hammontree of Gainesville, Ga., and Rex (Mary Nell) Hammontree of Rocky Face; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Chuck Romaine officiating.

Interment in Shiloh-McWilliams Cemetery.

Visitation 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Raymond "Pappy" Long Jr. (visitation: 6-8pm Friday, January 12 at the funeral home; funeral service: 3pm Saturday, January 13 in the funeral home chapel)



Raymond Paul “Pappy” Long Jr., age 82, of LaFayette passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. He was a car dealer for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Jo Long; son, Greg Long; parents, Raymond Paul Long Sr., and Rosa Mitchell Long; brothers, Billy Long and Jerry Long; and sister, Pauline Wallin.

He is survived by his love and companion, Linda Brown of LaFayette; son, Jeff Long of LaFayette; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Frances Cordell and Vicky Wallace both of LaFayette; brother, Wayne Long of Chickamauga; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Randy Hardin officiating.

Interment in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Scott Davis, Bill Whitten, Tony Long, Wayne Brown, Vernon Brown, and Kenneth Smith.

Visitation 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Monday, January 8, 2018

John Carroll (graveside memorial service: 2pm Saturday, January 13 in the LaFayette City Cemetery)



John Dwight Carroll, age 61, LaFayette passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. He worked for D & J Salvage for many years and was a contractor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Daniel Carroll and Mabel Copeland Carroll; brothers, Wade Carroll, Marvin Carroll, and Keith Carroll; and sister, Vicki Carroll.

He is survived by his son, Phillip Carroll of LaFayette; grandson, Matthew Carroll; sisters, Ann (Junior) Snyder, Connie (Ted) Lawson, and Pat Cook all of LaFayette; brother, Stanley (Tammy) Carroll of Rock Spring; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the LaFayette City Cemetery with Pastor Terry Colbert officiating.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.