Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Louise Wallin; Visitation Thursday 4/17 from 1-3pm at the funeral home; Service Thursday 4/17 at 3pm in the funeral home chapel




LOUISE ATKINS WALLIN age 87 of LaFayette died Tuesday April 15, 2014.

Preceded in death by her parents George and Annie Atkins, and twelve brothers and sisters.

She was of the Baptist faith.
She was resident at Heritage Healthcare in LaFayette.

Survived by daughter Maryln Hewitt, of LaFayette, son David Leonard, Trion, sister Frances Wilkes, Carrolton, granddaughter Kristy Hewitt Lawson, grandson sons Rusty Hewitt, Scott, Rocky and Rickey Leonard, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel Thursday at 3:00 P.M.

Interment in LaFayette Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Thursday from 1:00 to funeral time.

The arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home of LaFayette.

Friday, April 11, 2014

MISS MARY KATHRYN THOMAS; SERVICE: GRAVESIDE, SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014 3:00 P.M. MOUNT CARMEL CEMETERY; VISITATION: SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME



MISS.  MARY  KATHRYN  THOMAS,  age 71,  of  LaFayette  passed  away  Thursday,  April  10,  2014. 

Miss.  Thomas is  preceded  in  death  by  her  sister,  Mrs.  Louise  Thomas  Denton,  John,  George,  Carl, and Raymond Thomas .

Miss.  Thomas  is  survived  by  a  Brother,  Gene  (Martha)  Thomas,  of  Summerville,  Ga.  One  brother-in-law,  Mr.  Hugh  Denton,  of  LaFayette.  She is  also  survived  by  Nieces and  Nephews,  Lisa  Gilbert,  Phyllis  Thomas,  Steve  Thomas  Vickie  Shields,  Jamie  Thomas,  Brian  Thomas,  Michael  Tucker,  Teresa  Thomas,  Kathy  Forrester,  and  Lana  Ellington. 

Graveside  services  will be  held  Sunday,  April  13,  2014  at  3:00 P.M.  at  the  Mount  Carmel  Cemetery  with  the  service conducted  by  Dr.  Todd  Gaddis. 

Family  will  receive  friends  from  1:00 P.M. -  2:30  P.M.  Sunday,  April  13,  2014  at  the  funeral  home.

Wallis – Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette  in  charge  of the  arrangements.     

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mrs. Betty Long; Visitation Friday 4/11 from 6-8pm at the funeral home; Service Saturday 4/12 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel



MRS.  BETTY  RUTH  BROWN  LONG,  age,  84,  of  LaFayette  died  Tuesday,  April 8, 2014.

Survived  by  loving  husband  of  69  years  J.C.  Long,  of  LaFayette;  daughters,  Patricia  Jackson  of  Michigan,  and  Denise  White,  of  Chickamauga;  and  son,  Johnny  Long,  of  Flintstone;  seven  grandchildren;  several  great  grandchildren,  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive. 

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Saturday  at  2:00  P.M.  with  Dale  Gui  officiating.

Interment  in  the  LaFayette  Cemetery.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Friday  from                 6:00  to  8:00  P.M.

The  arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ira Mae Barrett Ray; Visitation Sunday 4/6 from 6-9pm at the funeral home; Service Monday 4/7 at 11am in the funeral home chapel



IRA  MAE  TAYLOR  BARRETT  RAY,  age,  85,  of  LaFayette  died  Saturday,  April 5, 2014.

She  was  born  to  the  late  James  and  Mary  Norris  Taylor.  Also  preceded  in  death  by  her  husband  Paul  Baxter  Ray,  Sr.;  daughter,  Sandra  Ann  Barrett  Jackson;  and  brother,  Arnold  Taylor.

Ira  Mae  was  a  member  of  the  Kensington  Church  of  God.

She  is  survived  by  her  daughters,  Janet  Wright,  of  Cleveland,  TN.,  Teresa  Barrett,  of  LaFayette,  Connie  Starkey  and  husband  Tony,  of  Trion  and  Shannon  Barrett,  of  LaFayette;  sons,  Buddy  Barrett  Jr.  and  wife  Ruth,   Jackie  Barrett,  and  Allen  Barrett  and  Shaine  Barrett  all  of  LaFayette;  sister,  Winnie  Abbott  of  Cave  City,  AR.;  brother,  Ray  Taylor  of  Chickamauga;  twelve  grandchildren,  twenty  eight  great  grandchildren,  and  sixteen  great- great  grandchildren;  step-children,  Paulette  Martin,  of  Chickamauga,  Kathy  Ferrell,  of  LaFayette,  Paul  Ray  Jr.,  Gena  Williamson,  and  Vanessa  Pendley,  all  of  Calhoun;  sixteen  step  grandchildren,  twenty-six  step  great  grandchildren,  and  three  step  great-great  grandchildren;  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Monday  at  11:00  A.M.  with  Brother  Dennis  Chambers,  Rev. J.R.  Abbott,  and  Paul  Ray  Jr.  officiating.

Pallbearers  are  Johnny  Humphrey,  Tony  Starkey,  Jason  Starkey,  Shaine  Barrett,  Chris  Fowler,  and  Joe  Fowler.

Honorary  pallbearers  are  Randell  Abbott,  Lebron  Holden,  Chris  Edgar,  Johnny  Abbott,  Paul  Ray  Jr.,  and  Troy  Elder.

Interment  in  the  LaFayette  Memory  Gardens.

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

The  arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette

Friday, April 4, 2014

Marilyn McKin; Visitation Sunday 4/6 from 5-8pm at the funeral home; Service Monday 4/7/ at 2pm in the funeral home chapel



MARILYN  ELAINE  McKIN,  age,  63,  of  LaFayette  died  Friday,         April 4, 2014.

Preceded  in  death  by  her  parents,  Julius  and  Hazel  McKin;  and  daughter,  Crystal  Gibson.

Survived  by  son,  Tommy  Pickle,  Jr.  of  Chattanooga;  sisters,  Martha  Bailey,  of  LaFayette,  Agnes  Brown,  of  Chickamauga,  and  Doris  Duvall,  of  Westminster,  Washington;  brother,  Roland  McKin,  of  LaFayette;  five  grandchildren,  and  two  great  grandchildren;  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Monday  at  2:00  P.M.  with  Rev.  Michael  Gross  officiating.

Interment  in  the  Concord  Cemetery.

Family  will  receive  friends  at  the  funeral  home  Sunday  from  5:00 - 8:00  P.M.

The  arrangements  are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.