Friday, August 26, 2016

Tiny T. Martin; Visitation Sat. 8/27 from 5-8pm at the funeral home; Service Sunday, 8/28 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel



TINY TRAMMELL MARTIN, age 96, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016. She was born December 10, 1919 in Walker County to Capers B. Trammell and Sudie Hollis Trammell. Tiny was employed for 40 years with the Walker County Health Department and Walker County Agent Office. After retirement, Mrs. Martin was involved with the Chattanooga Valley Homemakers Club and Senior Neighbors and she attended Gordon Lake Wesleyan Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband James R. Martin.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James Ray (Sharon) Martin; two grandsons, James Raymond (Ginger) Martin of LaFayette and Aaron D.  (Christi) Martin of Dalton; five great granddaughters, McKennah, Macy, Aubrey and Natalie Martin and Kayleigh Jones; a special foster grandson Bernie Reece and his daughter Ashton; one brother, James Edward Trammell of LaFayette.

Services will be held in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Sunday, August 28 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bob Lower officiating.

Interment in the LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Paul Martin, John, Philip and Howard Bartlett, James Burton and James Ulrich.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gordon Lake Wesleyan Church, 29 Gordon Lake Rd. LaFayette, Ga. 30728.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday, August 27 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Casey Dane McCauley; A memorial service will be held on Sat. Sept. 10 at 2pm at the LaFayette Church of Christ.



CASEY DANE McCAULEY,  age  63,  of  LaFayette  passed  away  Thursday, August 25, 2016.

He  was  preceded  in  death  by  his  father,  James  A.  McCauley;  sister, Helen Glaynelle  McCauley.

Survived  by  mother,  Dorothy  P.  McCauley  of  LaFayette;  his  sisters,  Jamie  M.  Stephenson  and  Lynn  Strahan  both  of  LaFayette;  many  nieces,  nephews,  great  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

A  memorial  service  will  be  held  at  the  LaFayette  Church  of  Christ  on  Saturday,  September 10, 2016 at 2:00  P.M.  with  eulogy  by  Stanley  Swafford  and  Minister  David  Paden  officiating.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home,  LaFayette.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Atsuko Sue Ohst; Visitation Thursday, 8/25 from 4-8pm at the funeral home; Service Friday, 8/26 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel



ATSUKO (SUE) OHST, age 84, of Covesville, Virginia (formerly of LaFayette) passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Sue was born in Japan on June 15, 1932. She met a young soldier on February 26, 1956 and married the love of her life; they were married 60 years. Sue was a professional seamstress and worked in Chicago, Chattanooga, Rossville, and LaFayette for 35 years.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shinichi and Takayo Arimori; and two sisters.

She will be terribly missed by her husband of sixty years, Harold Levi Ohst; daughter, Diana and son-in-law, Chris; and grandson, Jacob Rexrode, daughter, Peggy Hill and granddaughter, Lauren Powell.  Family would like to extend a sincere appreciation to Parkridge East for the care she received, and many thanks to extended family members who conveyed care throughout the years.

Funeral service from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel, Friday, August 26 at 2 p.m with Ashley Mew officiating.

Interment in the LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Visitation Thursday, August 25 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Brenda Baer (Visitation: Wednesday, August 24 from 3 pm - 8 pm; No service)



BRENDA  GAIL  BAER,  age  52  of  Chattanooga  passed  away  Monday, August 22, 2016.

She  was  born  December  24, 1963  to  the  late  Thomas  Thornton  Sharp  and  Joyce  Ann  Harris  Sharp.

Also  preceded  in  death  by  her  sister,  Tammy  Wallin;  and  brother,  Thomas  Sharp.

Survived  by  her  husband,  Lee  Baer  of  Chattanooga;  daughters,  Donathy  (David)  Tate  of  LaFayette,  and  Jennifer  Jennings  of  Blum,  Texas;  son,  Jeremy  Jennings  of  Blum  Texas;  sisters,  Betty  Ann  Dunvant  of  Summerville  and  Donna  Norwood  of  Chickamauga;  brother,  Donald  Sharp  of  LaFayette;  grandchildren,  Michelle  Rich,  Allison  and  Little  David  Tate  and  Gracelynn  Jennings.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Wednesday, August 24th  from  3:00  P.M.  to  8:00  P.M.

Arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Charles Conn Hegwood; Visitation Tuesday, 8/23 from 5-8pm at the funeral home; Service Wednesday, 8/24 at 11am in the funeral home chapel



Charles Conn Hegwood passed away on August 21, 2016 at the age of 88, at Cameron Hall of Canton in Canton, Georgia.  Conn was born on May 26, 1928, in LaFayette, Georgia, the eldest son of Horace and Ethel (Williams) Hegwood. He was one of seven children and, until a few years ago, lived next door to the house where he was raised.  Conn retired in 1985 after 37 years with the Quality Control lab at DuPont in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He was called “Charlie” by his friends, and he was constantly sharing stories from work.

An avid Braves fan, he rarely missed watching them play on his big screen television.  He loved quail hunting and watching his dogs search for the next covey.  After he retired, he traveled extensively with family and friends to Alaska (his first commercial plane ride) and other places far beyond his corner of North Georgia and his beloved mountains. Following a trip out west with his wife, Betty, he said he was glad to be back home in the real mountains because “those out west were just rocks.” He loved all kinds of music and traveled often to Gatlinburg to enjoy the musical productions. He was a car enthusiast and, after retiring, bought a motorcycle that carried him on many trips with a local motorcycle club.

His favorite pastime, however, centered on his grandson, Ryan. The two of them spent many hours together fishing, hunting and rebuilding cars for Ryan. He was proud to have put Jan, Connie and Ryan through college.

Conn was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50­plus years, Betty Turner Hegwood, his brother Gene and sister Jimmye.  He is survived by his daughters Janice (Randy) Hegwood Garbiel of Waleska, Georgia, Connie (Steven) Hegwood Long of Nashville, Tennessee, and grandson Ryan (Claire) Long of Nashville, Tennessee; sisters Sue Howell, Wylene Selman, and Katheryn Pilgrim. Also surviving are 12 nieces and nephews.

A service in celebration of his life will be held at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home in LaFayette, Georgia on  Wednesday August 24 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be at Lafayette Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 23 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.