Saturday, October 21, 2017

Leah Hamilton Wallin; Visitation Sunday 10/22 from 4 p.m.-9.p.m at the funeral home; Service Monday 10/23 at 2 p.m. in funeral home chapel

LEAH  HAMILTON  WALLIN, age 81, of LaFayette passed away Friday, October 20, 2017.

Leah retired from Ronile of Georgia  in 1999 with more than 20 years of service.  She was saved and baptized in 1977 at Linwood Baptist Church where she dedicated many years to her Lord’s work.  For the last 10 years she was an active member of the Faith and Worship Center in LaFayette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Wallin; and a grandson, Jason Lee Wallin.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Regina (Richard) Smith of LaFayette, Deborah (Junior) Jenkins of Soddy Daisy; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie (Lane) Wallin of Cartersville, and Tim (Annie) Wallin of LaFayette; sister, Helen (Toby) Young of Canton; grandchildren, Tyra Bartenfield, Lacy Mullis, Anthony Carrington, T.J. Wallin, Adam Hood, and Brittany Hood; 14 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.  

Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Rev. C.E. Wilkey officiating.

Interment to follow in the LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Debbie Thornton (memorial service 4pm Saturday, October 21 in the funeral home chapel)

Debbie Hendrix Thornton, age 58, of Lakeland, Florida (formerly of LaFayette) passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Prior to her move to Florida, she was a member of the Community Baptist Church on Lee Mason Road. Debbie had a passion for music and a love of helping others and was active in many outreach ministries throughout her life.

She is survived by her husband, Robert "Shot" Thornton; daughter, Renee (David) Griffin of LaFayette; sons, Robert Thornton and Jamie Thornton both of LaFayette; grandchildren, Nicholas, Olivia, Jazmyn, Abigail, Georgia, Morgan, and Megan; mother; Nelva Allmon of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Sherri Dampier and Vicki Foreman both of Lakeland, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will held 4 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Matthew Gilmore.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the ministry of your choice.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Marion "Jeff" Brown; Graveside serv. Sunday, 10/15 at 2pm at Old Antioch Cem.

MARION JEFFERSON “JEFF” BROWN, age 83, of Chickamauga passed away Friday, October 13, 2017.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a long time farmer in the Cedar Grove Community.

Jeff was preceded in death by his son, Robert Bruce Brown; sisters, Virginia Minter and Martha Fields; brother, Jim Brown; parents, Henry and Madge Blaylock Brown; and daughter-in-law, Debbie Brown.

Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Susie (Andy) Hames; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff Brown, and Ben (Renee) Brown; brothers, Walter Brown, Burton Brown, Joe Brown, and Bob Brown; grandchildren, Jeremy (Crystal) Garrett, Megan Brown, and Emily Brown; great grandchildren, Savannah Garrett, Holly Garrett, Sydney Garrett and Valerie Hames; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside service Sunday, October 15th at 2pm in Old Antioch Cemetery with Pastor Glen Roberts officiating.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

William Danny Jones (no visitation or interment)

William Danny Jones, age 79, of Rocky Face (formerly of the Woodstation Community) passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Black Jones; son, Bobby Jones; parents, William Ralph Jones and Exus Josephine Creswell Jones; and brother, John Jones.

He is survived by his sons, Scott (Sherrie) Jones of Ball Ground, GA and Chris (Sally) Jones of Ringgold; grandchildren, Wesley Jones, Duncan Jones, Kara Jeter, and Mindy Jones Watts; several great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Mary Ann Pruitt; brothers, Lewis Jones, Steve Jones, and Jack Jones; and a host of nieces and nephews.

No funeral service or interment.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Bobby Weaver (visitation 6pm-9pm Friday, October 13 at the funeral home; funeral service 2pm Saturday, October 14 in the funeral home chapel)

Bobby Lee Weaver, age 62, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and playing cards.

He was preceded in death his parents, Pete and Jenny Weaver; and brother, Gary T. Weaver Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Weaver of LaFayette; daughters, Misty (Art) Williams of Illinois and Breonna (Scott) Peters of Chickamauga; sons, Brian Weaver of LaFayette and Pete (Krysten) Weaver of McDonough, GA; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; sisters, Elaine (George) Davis of Rossville and Lou Weaver of LaFayette; brothers, Danny (Matilda) Weaver Sr. and Greg “Reecee” Weaver both of LaFayette; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with special friends, Fuzzy Weaver and Terry Ridley officiating.

Interment in LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Matthew Paige, Austin Peters, Dennis Watts, Art Williams, Bubba Bailey, and Nikita Kovalevskiy.

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

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mac Hise (visitation Wednesday, October 11 from 5pm-9pm and Thursday, October 12 from 12pm-1:30pm at the funeral home; graveside service 2pm Thursday at Trinity Cemetery)

Mac Hise, 74, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 while traveling home from a day of shooting with longtime friends.  

Mr. Hise was a graduate of LaFayette High School where he played Football with the successful 1957-1959 teams, many members of which became lifelong friends.  He attended College at Freed-Hardeman, where he met his first wife, Carol Ann Ogle. They resided in LaFayette, Georgia and had a daughter, Leisa Hise Jones.  During his early career, Mac was a Quality Control Engineer for E.T. Barwick Corporation. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Engineering from Dalton College, and continued a career in the Carpet/Textile Industry until the mid-1980’s. 

Mac married Marty Howard Hise in 1974. They resided in LaFayette, Georgia and had a son, Stewart Hise and a daughter, Kelly Hise Dobson. During the late 1980’s, Mac became interested in computers.  He began reading and experimenting with building computers in his garage. Soon he formed Micro Concepts and began building and servicing computers in the Walker County and Atlanta area. He continued working as a self- taught Network Operations Consultant until his passing.  Mac also served his community as Chairman of The Walker County Tax Assessors Board.

Mac was a National Champion in several categories as a Competitive Sporting Clay Shooter. He loved going to San Antonio, Texas each year for the National Shoot.  He also liked playing guitar and listening to music. In his later years he enjoyed spending time with his shooting buddies and family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ann Ogle Hise; and parents, Chester A. Hise and Bessie Williams Hise. 

He is survived by his daughters, Leisa (Chris) Jones of LaFayette and Kelly (Russell) Dobson of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Stewart (Tifinie) Hise of Ooltewah, Tenn.; grandchildren, MacKenzie Jones, Bailey Jones, Ty Jones, Seth Hise, Aaron Hise, William Dobson, and Robert Dobson; and companion of 23 years, Mary Ann Large and her family.

Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Trinity Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Russ Dobson, Chris Jones, Coby Large, Ty Jones Seth Hise, Terry York, and Mark Hise.

Honorary pallbearers are Lewis Dyer, Norris Hall, Steve Tipton, Tommy Tipton, Mike Tipton, Ronnie Futo, Earl Gilbreath, James Akins, Billy Mullinax, Joe Thrash, Gary Farmer, Reese Harris, Troy Peak, and Malcolm Pickard.

Visitation Wednesday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Thursday from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to: American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. 

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.