Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday, November 25, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. / Graveside service will be held at Crest-Lawn Friday, November 25, 2:30 p.m.

 


Mary Lou Hill, age 75, of LaFayette passed away Monday,

November 14, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dean Carlton, and father, Thomas Walter Hill.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Conrad) Fryar; grandchildren, Will (April) Fryar, Jessica (David) Brock, and Luke (Rachel) Fryar; seven great grandchildren; and brothers, Tommy (Sylvia) Hill and Kenneth (Pauline) Hill.

A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 25, at Crest Lawn Cemetery with Pastor John Eldridge officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home prior to the graveside service from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Pallbearers are Will Fryar, Luke Fryar, David Brock, Tucker Fryar, Jeff Hill, and Tommy Cross.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

John-Boy Wells (visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday, November 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. / funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel Saturday, November 26, at 1 p.m.)

John-Boy Wells, age 49, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Robert Wells Sr., and Teresa St. Clair; and mother-in-law, Patricia Potter.

John-Boy was family and community oriented and was always ready to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a correctional officer at Hays State Prison. Above all things, he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He served as a youth pastor for many years where his passion was raising up youth for Christ and later pastored Lord’s Tabernacle Church. He was an avid hunter and fisher.

He is survived by his wife, Ashley Wells; children, Madison Talley, Paris Wells, Teresa Wells, Abigail Wells, and Johnny “John Boy” Wells; siblings, Tressie Dotson, Tony Wellborne, Candice Lopez, Angela (Sam) Dunwoody and Clara Dills; grandchildren, Ezra and Jennifer; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles (Nancy) Claxton; sister-in-law, Kayla (Dan) Wright; brothers-in-law, Austin L. Claxton and Aaron T. Potter; several nieces and nephews; and his loving fur baby, Ava Mae.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 26, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Donald Knox officiating.

Interment at White Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jonathon Hobbs, Mark Dunwoody, Joshua Dunwoody, Jesse Dunwoody, Isaiah Yarber and Tristan Yarber.

Honorary pallbearers are Aaron T. Potter and Dakota Fortenberry.

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

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Louise Nunn (no services)

Louise Geraldine Nunn, age 80, of LaFayette passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Nunn; son, John Arthur Nunn; and parents, John and Margaret Dobbs.

She is survived by her children, Ray (Rita) Nunn, Amy (Tim) Watson, and Nancy (Kirby) Donnelly; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; chosen son, Phillip Wood; and chosen sister, Patsy (James) Lee.

Family extends a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice and Darlene Paisley for their care and support.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

 

 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Randy Casey (Visitation Mon. 11/21 from noon until 1pm at the funeral home; Service Monday 11/21 at 1pm in the funeral home chapel)

Charles Randall “Randy” Casey, age 64 of Ringgold passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Casey Graham.

He is survived by his father, Charles Frank Casey; son, Tyler Casey; sister, Beth Narmore; brothers, Rick Casey, Joseph Casey, and Kelly Casey; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 21st at 1pm in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Rick Casey officiating.

Interment in the Ooltewah Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from noon until service time.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Marian Elizabeth Fletcher (visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel Thursday, November 17, at 2 p.m.)

Marian Elizabeth Fletcher, age 101, of LaFayette passed away Monday, November 14, 2022.

Ms. Fletcher was a well-known beautician in the area and owned and operated Marian’s Beauty Shop for many years. She was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Jemima Fletcher; four sisters; and five brothers.

She is survived by her sister, Sadie Parker of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 17, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Steve Wood officiating.

Interment at LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Lula Belle Bandy (visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, November 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. / funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel Wednesday, November 9, at 11 am.)

Lula Belle Bandy, age 86, of LaFayette passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Bandy; parents, Oliver and Ruth Clements; sisters, Sarah Jane Clements and Frances Brindle; and brother, Chaney Clements.

She is survived by her daughter, Jan (Al) Lively; son, Brian (Kim) Bandy; grandchildren, Callan Lively, Amelia (Chuck) Thiers, and Keely (Joel) Harris; great grandchildren, Landon, Colt, Laurel Leigh, Trey, Xyan, Keion, Taylor, Maggie, and Emma; brother, Ross (Margie) Clements; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Charlotte Houston and Sue Underwood.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mike Wallin officiating.

Interment at LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Joel Harris, Chuck Thiers, Landon Bandy, Trey Shropshire, and Terry Shropshire Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Chapman, Max Morrison, LaDon Bandy, and Dennis Bandy.

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

Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation  Donate - Leukemia Research Foundation (leukemiarf.org)

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Sunday, November 6, 2022

Jimmy Harding (graveside service will be held at 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 9, at Twin Oaks Cemetery with visitation at the funeral home prior to the graveside from 12 pm to 3 pm)

Jimmy Harding, age 70, of LaFayette passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022.

He was a member of Trion Heights Baptist Church for 30 years. Jimmy had a servant’s heart and loved everyone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mabel Harding.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Ann Harding; daughter Crystal (Derek) Hancock; sons, Scott and Jake Harding; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Wales and Patsy Womack; brothers, Thomas Harding, Rick Harding, Mike Harding, and Larry Harding.

A graveside service will be held 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 9, at Twin Oaks Cemetery with Pastor Vernon Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers are Nicholas Pendergrass, Chad Lanier, Baby Larry Stoker, Sam Graves, Michael Donovan, Steven Ingram, and Dillon Harding.

Honorary pallbearers are Josh Nez, Big Larry Stoker and Big Jerry Stoker.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.