Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Earnest J. Hall Visitation Friday, 10/09 from 6-8pm at the funeral home; Graveside service Saturday, 10/10 at 4pm at the Dunagan Cemetery in Rocky Face

EARNEST  J. HALL,  JR,   79,  of  LaFayette  passed  away  Tuesday,  October  06, 2015.

Born  February  24,  1936,  he  was  preceded  in  death  by  his  parents  Earnest  J.  and  Lillian  Hall.  Earnest  served  in  the  United  States  Marine Corps,  retired  with  the  Ford  Motor  Company,  and  in  his  later  years,  worked  as  a  mechanic  for  Walmart  in  Dalton.

He  is  survived  by  his  wife  of  34  years,  Judy K. Hall;  two  daughters,  Debbie  Kemplin  and  Darlene Crigger;  four sons,  Douglas,  Andrew,  Benjamin,  and Chad  Hall;  sister,  Barbara  Smith;  two  brothers,  Edward  and John  Hall;  twenty-three  grandchildren;  over  thirty  great-great  grandchildren;  several  nieces  and nephews  also survive.

Graveside  service  at  Dunagan  Cemetery,  Rocky  Face,   Saturday,  October 10, 2015  at  4:00  P.M.

Visitation  at  the  funeral  home  Friday,  October  09, 2015  from  6:00  -  8:00  P.M.

Arrangements  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mr. Harold Milton Skates; Visitation Thursday 10/8 from 5-8pm at the funeral home; Service Friday 10/9 at 11am from the Waterville Baptist Church

Harold Milton Skates, 88, of LaFayette, passed away on October 5, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga following an extended illness.   
Harold was born February 7, 1927, in the Halls Valley community of southern Walker County.  He was preceded in death by his parents James Harvey Skates and Grace Dover Skates along with two brothers, Luther Skates and Roland Skates.  Harold served his country in the United States Army at the end of World War II as a guard for German prisoners of war.  Soon after returning home, he married Edna Louise Pegg and began farming.  Later he became a carpenter, building houses and owning his own lumber and hardware business.  In his later years, he built swings, cedar chests, and cabinets for many people throughout Walker and surrounding counties.
Mr. Skates was an active member of Waterville Baptist Church in LaFayette, Georgia, where he served as a deacon for many years. 
 He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Louise Skates, and seven children, Gene and Jean Skates of LaFayette, Georgia; Glenn and Idalia Skates of Houston, Texas; Danny and Debbie Skates of Ringgold, Georgia; Mickey and Billie Skates of LaFayette, Georgia; Rickey and Gayla Skates of Cypress, Texas; Freda and James Buffington of Palatka, Florida; and Teresa and BJ Holliday of Douglas, Georgia; fourteen grandchildren, many great –grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.  Mr. Skates is also survived by three sisters, Evelyn Jackson, and Lula  Avenell Gamble of LaFayette, Georgia, and Janice Hartline from Calhoun, Georgia. 
 Visitation for Harold Skates will be held at Wallis- Wilbanks in LaFayette, Georgia, on Thursday October 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The funeral service for Mr. Skates will be Friday, October 9, 2015, at Waterville Baptist Church on Hwy. 151 South at 11:00 a.m. and will be conducted by Rev. Sam Barrett.  Interment will be at LaFayette Memory Gardens.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Waterville Baptist Church 11815 Highway 151, Trion, GA 30753.
Arrangements  by  Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Charles "Charlie" Hunt Benton; Visitation Friday, 9/18 from 6-9pm at the funeral home; Service Saturday, 9/19 at 1pm in the funeral home chapel

CHARLES  “CHARLIE”   HUNT  BENTON,  age,  51  of  Menlo,  Georgia,  formerly  of  LaFayette,  passed  away  Thursday, September 17, 2015.

He  was  a  graduate  of  LaFayette  High  School  and  had  an  associate  degree  from  Dalton  State  Collage.  Charlie  was  employed  with  Weems  Engineering  as  a  boilermaker. 

Survived  by  his  loving  wife  of  18  years,  Angie  Benton,  of  Menlo;  his  father  and  mother  Clarence  “Bo”  and  Celia  Hunt  Benton  of  LaFayette;  daughter  Cara  Cabe  of  Menlo;  son  Tucker  Hunt  Benton  of  Charleston, MS;  sister  Mary  “Beth”  Vuncannon  and  husband  Don  of  High  Point,  NC.;  one  grandchild  Rhett  Love;  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Saturday,  September 19, 2015  at  1:00  P.M.  with  Pastor  Matt  Hall  officiating.

Interment  in  the  LaFayette  Cemetery.

Pallbearers  are  Rickey  Beaty,  Jody  Woodard,  Greg  Bunch,  Bo  Brodrick,  Mike  Brodrick,  and  Matt  Weems.

Honorary  Pallbearers  are  Charlie’s  Boilermaker  and  Pipefitter  friends.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Friday,  September 18,  from  6:00  to  9:00  P.M.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.   

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Antonette Titus; Visitation Sunday, 9/20 from 2pm until service time at 5pm at the funeral home

MRS  ANTONETTE  SENA  TITUS, age 60,  of  LaFayette  formerly  of  Las  Vegas, Nevada  passed  away  Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Survived  by  her   mother  and  step-father  Hortensia  and  Robert  Gonzales  of  California;   FiancĂ©  Randy  Fincher  of  LaFayette;  daughter  Norma  Blake  of  Las  Vegas;  son  Eric  Titus  of  LaFayette;  sister  Ruth  Perez  of  California;  brothers  Ivan  Sena,  Herbie  Sena, Henry  Sena  and  Arthur  sena  all  of  California;  grandchildren  Austin,  Brandon,  Vanessa  and  Connor;  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Sunday,  September 20,  at  5:00  P.M.  with  Rev.  David  Rayburn  officiating.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Sunday  from  2:00  P.M.  until  service  time.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.   

Herman Bloodworth; Visitation Thursday 9/17 from 6-9pm at the funeral home; Service Friday 9/18 at 4pm in the funeral home chapel

MR.  HERMAN  FRANKLYN  BLOODWORTH,  age,  80  of  LaFayette  passed  away  Tuesday,  September 15, 2015.

He  was  born  on  January 10, 1935  to  the  late  Lester  and  Sarah  Elizabeth  Jackson  Bloodworth.

Survived  by  loving  wife  of  60  years  Leona  E.  Watts  Bloodworth  of  LaFayette;  daughters  Gail  Brumlow  of  Flintstone  and  Rhonda  (Bobby)  Mitchell  of  Chickamauga;  sons  Tim  (Susan)  Bloodworth  of  St. Augustine, FL,  and  Terry  (Jamie)  Bloodworth  of  LaFayette;  sisters  Hermina  Coffee  of  Chattanooga  and Hazel  (Larry)  Collins  of  Maclenny, FL.;  brothers  Hansel  Bloodworth  of  Flintstone,  Hershel  Bloodworth  of  Dayton, TN,  and  Harlen  Bloodworth  of  Chickamauga;  ten  great  grandchildren;  six  great  great  grandchildren;  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Friday,  September  18  at  4:00  P.M.  with  Rev.  William  Harris  and  Bro.  David  Thompson  officiating.

Interment  in  the  LaFayette  City  Cemetery.

Pallbearers  are  grandsons  and  nephew  Gary  Bloodworth.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Thursday  from            6:00  to  9:00  P.M.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.