Friday, October 19, 2018

Joy Scoggins (visitation: 2-5pm Sunday, October 21st at the LaFayette FUMC with the service to follow at 5pm)


Reba “Joy” McRae Scoggins, age 64, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. She was a member of the LaFayette First United Methodist Church for 30 years and a 1971 graduate of LaFayette High School.  Joy devoted her life to being a wife, mother and grandmother and was an avid genealogist, singer in the choir, seamstress, and active in the children’s ministry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Nettie Sue McRae; father-in-law, John “JP” Scoggins; and brother-in-law, Randolph Dobson.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. Ted Scoggins; children, Ryan (Julie) Scoggins, Ben (Emily) Scoggins, Emily (Aaron) Varnell, and Daniel (Carrie) Scoggins; grandchildren, Caroline, Anna Claire, Hazel, Susanna, Katelyn, David, and Teddy; siblings, Kenneth McRae, Carol Dobson, Sandra (Charles) Stansell, Sue (Andy) Williams, Kathy (Jimmy) Ingram; mother-in-law, Hazel Scoggins; sister-in-law, Gwen (Chuck) Gregory; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 21st at the LaFayette First United Methodist Church with the funeral service to follow at 5 p.m. Rev. Randall Massengill and Rev. David Autry will officiate. Interment will follow at LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Charles Stansell, Jimmy Ingram, Andy Williams, Chuck Gregory, Matt Gregory, and Steven Stansell.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

James McWilliams (visitation: Sunday, 10/21 from 1pm until hour of service at 3pm at the funeral home)


James Scott McWilliams, age 91, of the Armuchee Community of LaFayette passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry McWilliams and Annie Robinson McWilliams; and brothers, John McWilliams, Bob McWilliams, and Clifford McWilliams.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 3p.m. Sunday, October 21st in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Terry Burns officiating.

Interment at McWilliams Cemetery.

Visitation will held Sunday from 1p.m. until hour of service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Anna Marie Weeks (visitation at the funeral home from 6-9p.m. Thursday, 10/18 and on Friday, 10/19 from 12p.m. until hour of service)


Anna Marie Weeks, age 62, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Larry Weeks of LaFayette; daughter, Sandy Fouts and fiancé, Bradley Overton of Ringgold; sons, Scott (Brandi) Bilbrey of Ringgold and Ben (Chrissy) Bilbrey of Chickamauga; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; brothers, Paul Jankowski of LaFayette and Jerry (Wanda) Swanagan of High Point, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 19th in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Wayne Casteel officiating.

Interment at the LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. and on Friday from 12 p.m. until hour of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Allen "Alley" Wayne Penson: (graveside memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, 10/20 at LaFayette City Cemetery)


Allen Wayne Penson, age 52, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Robert Penson and Pauline “Polly” Penson; sister, Loretta Butler; and brother, Terry Wallin.

He is survived by his brother, Johnny Penson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20th at LaFayette City Cemetery. 

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Frances Julia Wilkes: Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 in the funeral home chapel)

Frances Julia Wilkes, age 90 of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018. She was born July 4, 1928 in Noble, Georgia, the daughter of the late George Ements Atkins and the late Annie Roberta Hammond Atkins. She was a retired school teacher with the Walker County School System. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joe Wilkes and seven brothers and six sisters. Survivors include her children: Wilfred C. Jeffers of Villa Rica, Georgia, Jack Steven Jeffers of White Spring, Florida, Phillip Wayne Jeffers of LaFayette, Georgia, Doyle Clayton Jeffers of Carrollton, Georgia, Cheryl Anne Wilkes-Berry of Bluffton, South Carolina; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. In keeping with her wishes, the body will be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Wallis Wilbanks Funeral Home in LaFayette, Georgia. Inurnment will follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Crystal Ballinger; Visitation Sunday, 10/14 from 6-9pm at the funeral home; service and interment are private.


Crystal Ellison Ballinger, age 83, of LaFayette passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018.


She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Roy Ballinger; son, Noel Wade Ballinger; her parents, Harlee and Florance Akins Ellison; brothers, Ray Ellison, Wilburn Ellison, Bennie Ellison, and Bobby Ellison.


Survived by daughter, Christie Ballinger; sons, Eric Ballinger, and Joseph “Joe” (Cathy) Ballinger; grandchildren, Joseph Matthew Ballinger, Rusty Ballinger, Daniel Ballinger, and David Ballinger; several nieces and nephews also survive.


Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, October 14th from 6pm to 9pm at the funeral home.


A private service and interment will take place in Estelle Cemetery on Monday.


Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.