Monday, July 4, 2022

Teresa Drennon (visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in the funeral home chapel)

Teresa Dianne Drennon, age 73, of LaFayette passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Imogene Kell.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Drennon; sons, Billy Drennon Jr., and Ryan Drennon; grandchildren, Carter Blake Drennon and Emma Jean Drennon; brothers, Denny (Brenda) Kell and Kenneth (Bonnie) Kell; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Rev. Marshall Kellett and Pastor David Wilson officiating.

Interment at LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

James (Mac) Agnew (visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; funeral service will be held at Chattooga Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 6, at 10 a.m.)

James McLowery (Mac) Agnew passed away on July 4, 2022 at his home in Walker County, Georgia.  He was born July 8, 1933, the only child of James David Agnew and Bertie Bohannon Agnew.  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Grace McCauley Agnew on July 6, 2001.  

He was a graduate of LaFayette High School and served in the United States Air Force.  He retired from Reichhold Chemical in Kensington, Georgia and was a member of Chattooga Baptist Church.   

He is survived by his children:  Jim (Becky) Agnew of LaFayette, Georgia, Leslie (Jay) Holder of Ashburn, Georgia, and Polly (Malcolm) Pickard of LaFayette, Georgia and by grandchildren: Laura Beth (Drew) Gandy, Matt (Rebekah) Searels, Ashley Dixon, Jason (Heather) Pickard, and Shawn Pickard, and by nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  

Visitation will be held at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Service at Chattooga Baptist Church located at 256 Chattooga Church Road, LaFayette, Georgia on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery located on Hwy 337 in the Center Post Community.  

Pallbearers: Malcolm Pickard, Jay Holder, Clayton Ingram, Jason Pickard, Shawn Pickard, and Haidon Pickard.  

Honorary Pallbearers:  Peggy Bohannon, Clay Martin, Michael McCarty, Buster and Carol Rodgers, Charlie and Gail Foster.  

Special thank you to the nurses and staff of Dialysis Clinic Inc. – LaFayette for over seven years of excellent care and to Tapestry Hospice.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chattooga Baptist Church, Mailing Address: 6982 Hwy 337, LaFayette, Georgia  30728

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Sherry Liles (visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Sherry Lynn Liles, age 59, of LaFayette passed away Friday, July 1, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Liles; and her parents, William F. Bartlett and Patsy Jarrett.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Burkett, Christy Hogue, Haven Cronnon, and Raven Hogue; grandchildren, Michael Forrest, Cody Forrest, Tyler McWhorter, and Chesley Williams; several great grandchildren; brother, Eugene (Jackie) Bartlett; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Robert "Bob" Forester (funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, July 6th at the First United Methodist Church in LaFayette with visitation at the church from 1:00pm to 3:00pm)

            

Robert Benson Forester, age 89, passed away on July1st, 2022. Mr. Forester was born in Hammond, Indiana, but lived most of his life in his beloved hometown of LaFayette, Georgia.

            Mr. Forester served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War and graduated from Auburn University upon his return.  He was associated with the Bank of LaFayette for 50 years, first as the Cashier and Operations Officer, and later as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Forester was also a member of the LaFayette First United Methodist Church where he served for many years as an adult Sunday School teacher.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Essie Forester.  Mr. Forester is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Connie Bomar Forester; his three children, Kathryn Forester Silvestri (George), Robert Samuel Forester (Tambi), and James Edwin Forester (Kylee); one sister, Mrs. Leah Diffley; and eight grandchildren; Erin Silvestri Foote (Glenn), Shannon Silvestri Marshall (Brandon), Ryan Silvestri (Abigail), Alan Silvestri, Sidney Forester (Katie), Morgan Daniel Forester (Tayla), Madison Forester, and McKenna Forester; and three great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, July 6th at the First United Methodist Church in LaFayette, GA with the Reverend David Autry officiating. Interment will follow in the LaFayette cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the church. Grandchildren Erin Silvestri Foote, Sidney Forester, Morgan Daniel Forester, Shannon Silvestri Marshall, Ryan Silvestri, and Alan Silvestri will serve as pallbearers.  Employees of the Bank of LaFayette are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.

            Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home in LaFayette.  The Family requests that memorial gifts be given to the United Methodist Youth Fund at the LaFayette First United Methodist Church.

            

 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Rickey "Blue" Goss Jr. (Service will be Private)

Rickey “Blue” Goss Jr., 51, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his son, Alex Goss, mother, Rosemary Howard, father, Rickey Anthony Goss Sr., grandchildren, Jake and Lottie Goss, and stepmother, Bobbie Goss.

He is survived by his sister, Tammy (Gary) Hill, and Myra (Jeff) Ferrell, brother, Marcus Goss, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be Private.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Willie Chapman (graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Mount Olive Cemetery)

Willie Beatrice Chapman, 88, of Chatsworth passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William York and Edna Culver York.

She is survived by her daughter, Delora Jones, sons, Pete, Sid and Justin Webb, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters, Ruby Walraven and Juanita Stewart, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Mount Olive Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Marlene Hogue (Visitation Thurs. 6/23 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home; Service will be held at 4 p.m. Fri. 6/24 in the funeral home chapel)

Marlene Laralia Drechsel Hogue, age 69, of LaFayette passed away Monday, June 20, 2022.

Marlene was preceded in death by her son, Tim Hogue; parents, George and Margaret Osborne Drechsel; and brother, Fredrick John Drechsel.

She is survived by her loving husband, David Day; son, Kenny Hogue; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren; sisters, Carol Baggett, Barbara Broome and Susie Slover; and brother, George Drechsel; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 24th at 4 p.m. in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Larry Brooks officiating.

Interment in the Crest-Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.