Obituaries

Dorothy McGee Parham McCauley, 92, LaFayette

Dorothy McGee Parham McCauley, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in LaFayette Georgia on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. McCauley; one daughter and one son.

She is survived by two daughters; eight grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

She was an active and loved member of the LaFayette Church of Christ and served as a volunteer on a medical mission trip to Guatemala. Serving her community and teaching young girls, she was a Girl Scout leader for ten years and was an active and fervent member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Dorothy was kind, loving, and generous to everyone she met and was adored and greatly respected. Even in death she was an outstanding example of Christian charity by donating her remains to Emory University School of Medicine.

Memorial service to celebrate her life on: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the LaFayette Church of Christ.

Harold Thompson, 65, LaFayette

Harold Thompson, age 65, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Thompson; sister, Liz Thompson; brother, Randy Thompson; and grandson, Harold Justin Lamar Ball.

He is survived by his daughters, April (Lynns) Humphrey and Holly Thompson of LaFayette; son, Wesley Thompson of LaFayette; grandchildren, Jordan Vineyard, Jessie Melton, and Krissa Sipsy; mother, Mae Belle Thompson of LaFayette; brother, Herschel Thompson of Rocky Face; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tim Dennison officiating.

No interment.

Visitation: Saturday from 3 p.m. until hour of service.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Jewell Cole Stansell, 93, of LaFayette

Mrs. Jewell Cole Stansell, age 93, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

She was a member of First Baptist Church LaFayette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Stansell; her parents, Haskel Harrison Cole and Ollie Burkett Cole; sisters, Edith Reed, Shirley Thompson, and DeEtta Bratton; and brothers, Clifford Cole, Wayne Cole, and Fred Cole.

She is survived by her sons, Charles (Sandra) Stansell of Chattanooga and Roger (Kathy) Stansell of LaFayette; grandchildren, Stephen (Stacy) Stansell, Leah (Drew) Sparks, Abbie (Blake) Austin, and Sara (Will) Clark; great grandchildren, Darcy Stansell, Hunter Daughtery, and Carter Austin; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service: Noon Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Weaver officiating.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers: Mike Reed, Bobby Merritt, Bobby Neal, Larry Houston, Gary Thompson, and Kenneth McRae.

Visitation: At the funeral home Monday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. until hour of service.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Elsie Lanier Crawford, 68, Rock Spring

Elsie Lanier Crawford, age 68, of Rock Spring passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

She attended Sunnyside Baptist Church. Elsie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.R. Lanier and Mary Lanier; nephew, Kenneth Lanier; stepdaughter, Laura Dotson.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Crawford; son, Mike (Tammy) Gamble; grandchildren, Carly (Stuart) Wishart, Ashley Crawford, Katie Crawford, Mollie Crawford, Drake Crawford, Dwight Dotson, and Zachary Dotson; brother, William (Teresa) Lanier; nephews, Jeff Lanier and Greg Lanier.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Randy Avans and Pastor Max Kessler officiating.

Burial: Crest-Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Jeff Lanier, Greg Lanier, Jason Cash, Danny Stout, Bruce Saine, and Greg Chapman. Honorary pallbearer: James Lively.

Visitation: At the funeral home Wednesday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Ky Skates, 63, LaFayette

Ky Skates, age 63, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Skates and Mildred Jones Skates.

He is survived by his daughter, Megan Skates of Rossville.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no formal service.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Bobby Joe Tucker, 76, Rocky Face

Mr. Bobby Joe Tucker, age 76, of Rocky Face formerly of LaFayette passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Bobby was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member and deacon of the Sunnyside Baptist Church. He loved his family and church family.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Jackson Tucker; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Diriell Cameron; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Yvonne Tucker and brother, Ollie Tucker; and parents, J.B. and Mary Alice Raines Tucker.

Survived by wife, Polly Morrison Tucker; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie (Curtis) Broome; sons, Wayne and Heath Tucker, and Dr. Clay (Samantha) Morrison; sister, Sue Tucker Thompson; grandchildren, Brandon (Christina) Broome, Sean (Kristin) Broome, Jesse, Briana, Heather, and Austin Tucker, Justin and Cody Morrison, and Jake Carnes; great grandchildren, Lane Brown Broome, and Harley Carnes; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral: Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Tuesday, August 15th at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Clay Morrison and Pastor Randy Avans officiating.

Burial: LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Brandon Broome, Sean Broome, Randy Cameron, Lloyd Mitchell, and Edward Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers: Clyde Ball, John Paul Parker, Harold Jones, and Christian Woods.

Visitation: At the funeral home Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Amy Elizabeth Hancock Vincent, 38, Trion

Amy Elizabeth Hancock Vincent, age 38, of Trion passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

She is survived by her husband, Darren Allan Vincent; parents, Marlin Hancock and Wylena Carmon Hancock; daughters, Amber Hancock and Savannah West; son, Cody West; stepsons, Darren Vincent Jr., and Donnie Vincent; grandchildren, Cameron Smith and Emily Smith; brothers, Shane (Kelly) Hancock and Roy Hancock; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Brandon Bishop officiating.

Burial: LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Linda Sue Russell, 50, Trenton

Linda Sue Russell, age 50, of Trenton passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Wishon; and sister, Della Skidmore.

She is survived by her daughter, Bree Ann Bates; sons, Josh Russell and Adam (Elizabeth) Russell.

No service or interment.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.