Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dwight Walker (visitation: 12 -2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the funeral home; funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel)


Norman Dwight Walker, age 68, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired Boilermaker, Local 454.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady Walker and Maggie Green Walker; and brother, Roger Walker.

He is survived by his daughters, Kristi (Bryan) Whitaker and Jamie (Blake) Walker Pickard; grandchildren, Bryana Whitaker and Brylea Kate Whitaker.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Brother Marshall Kellett officiating.

Interment will follow in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Anthony Mitchell, Ross Cook, Bryan Whitaker, Greg Chapman, Dewayne Hardin, and Blake Pickard.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 12 – 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Nora McKenzie Cousino (a memorial mass and reception will be held at a later date)


Nora May McKenzie Cousino, age 92, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Monroe, Michigan to the late Raymond McKenzie and Irene Haddox Potter and was a member of St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, since 2006. Nora was a devoted mother to ten beautiful children and a wonderful friend. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Wayne Cousino;  children, Cheryl Hunt, Gary Cousino and Michael Cousino; siblings, James McKenzie, Warren McKenzie, Marion McKenzie, Sandra Spencer, Lillian Vaughn, Patricia Martin, and Lauren Helton.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Ross) Vecchio of LaFayette, Ga., Bonnie (Peter) Castiglione of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Martin (Sharon) Cousino of Coconut Creek, Fla., Christina (John) Howard of Sarasota, Fla., Mary Gibbs of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Patrick (Julie) Cousino of Boca Raton, Fla., and Thomas (Lisa) Cousino of Temperance, Mich.; 30 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Following cremation, Nora will be laid to rest in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylvania, Ohio.

A memorial mass and reception will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Tapestry Hospice and a special thank you to Sharron Cockrell for her special love and care.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Troy Broome (visitation: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the funeral home; funeral service: 2 p.m. Friday, April 20 in the funeral home chapel)


Troy Lee Broome, age 71, of LaFayette passed away Monday, April 16, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Troy was a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and retired after 33 years of employment. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Broome and Minnie Dykes Broome.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Juanita Broome; son, David (Karen) Broome of LaFayette; grandchildren, Koltin and Delaney; brother, James (Brenda) Broome of LaFayette; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dennis England officiating.

Interment will follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are James Frazier, Charles Frazier, Jason Broome, Jeff Lowrance, Josh Hayes, and Ruben Gaskey.

Visitation will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wanda Spurlin (visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the funeral home; funeral service: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the funeral home chapel)


 Wanda Ann Spurlin, age 54, of Ringgold passed away Monday, April 16, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Barnett Johnson; and husband, Charles “Eddie” Spurlin.

She is survived by her daughters, Ashley (Matthew) Taylor of Atlanta and Kristina (Pierre) Talley of LaFayette; sons, Scottie (Cindy) Edgeman and Brandon Edgeman of Ringgold; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Delores Johnson, Beverly Johnson, and Kathy Johnson; brothers, Jeff Johnson and Stanley Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tim Bailey officiating.

Interment will follow in McIntyre Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Matthew Taylor, Pierre Talley, Mason Russell, Vince Childers, Dakota Edgeman, and Jeff Johnson.

Visitation will be held 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Nona "Grandmama" Pendergrass (visitation: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the funeral home; funeral service: 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the funeral home chapel)


Nona “Grandmama” Bethel Pendergrass, age 84, of LaFayette passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She attended Harbor Lights Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wyndell Pendergrass; parents, Delmer Derrick and Pearl Sutton Derrick; sisters, Olene Derrick and Louise Jackson; and brother, Newman Derrick.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary (Ralph) Henton and Linda Collins of LaFayette; sons, Jimmy (Elizabeth) Pendergrass and Johnny (Amelia) Pendergrass of LaFayette; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jim Powell officiating.

Interment will follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are grandsons.

Visitation will be held 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.