Obituaries

Justin C. Boyle, Jr., (77), of Nashville passed on January 2, in Benton County, TN, at the family cabin. Born in La Fayette, GA, October 5, 1942, he is preceded in death by his parents, Justin Casaba & Gladys Ruth Carter Boyle, and companion of 35 years, Mary Summers Briley. He was a Sur…

James Vernon Houston, age 88 of LaFayette, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Vernon was a retired truck driver and was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Lela Howard Houston; and son, Jimmy Houston. Survived by loving wife, C…

Lois Louise Ray, 98, of Nashville died Wednesday January 1, 2020 at her residence. She was born February 19, 1921 in Cook County to the late Curtis Hayes and the late Scrappie Lee Hayes. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Ray City. She was the widow of Charles Henry …

William J. Craig, 85, died on 1/2/20 at his home in LaFayette, Ga. Bill was active in the business community and had a high priority for civic responsibility. He moved to LaFayette after working for Sears to manage Jefferson Furniture and later worked at local Ford dealerships. He was the Ad…

Nancy LaRue Sharp Allen, 61, of Chickamauga, Georgia, died on Monday, December 9, 2019. Nancy was born in Lewisburg, Tennessee on September 10, 1958 and was the daughter of the late Jimmie and Billie Sharp. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Carl B. Allen, Jr. and foster parents, Ji…

William Alfred Hopkins age 83, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away on Friday - December 13, 2019. He was born in LaFayette, Georgia to the late Lester M. and Lena Etta Pettyjohn Hopkins. He was a graduate of LaFayette High School - Class of 1958. After graduation, he took a job with the State …

Mary Frances Morgan, age 81, of LaFayette died on December 16, 2019 after a brief illness. She graduated from Tupelo High School, Tupelo, Mississippi in 1956 and received a bachelor's degree from Mississippi Women's University and a master's degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Mary F…