Obituaries

Bettie Jean Morrow Mitchell, 72, Rossville, Ga.

Bettie Jean Morrow Mitchell, 72, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area, she was a former employee of Darr’s Chow Time where she worked for 20 years and was a member of Treemont Baptist Church in Chattanooga.

She is preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Nell Askins Morrow.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger "Spider" and Kristie Hayes of Rossville, GA.; and three grandchildren, Steffenie (Greg) Cooke, Lance Hayes and Natalie Hayes.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 22, 2018 at Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Visitation: Sunday from 12-6 P.M. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.

An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Edith Riley Franks, 87, LaFayette, Ga.

Dorothy Edith Riley Franks, age 87, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018.

She was a member of Chattooga Baptist Church and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Laureate Alpha Epsilon Chapter in LaFayette. Dorothy was an American World War II POW survivor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Franks; grandson, Charlie Huggins; four sisters; and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Johnny) Bass of LaFayette and Helen Franks of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; sons, Chuck (Linda) Franks, Robert (Michelle) Franks, and Tommy (Tami) Franks all of LaFayette, and David (Laura) Franks of Midway, Ga.; grandchildren, Brad Huggins, Jon Franks, Joe Franks, Jessica Franks, and Lauren Franks all of LaFayette, Amber McCormick of Sylvania, Ga., Heather Jones of Dacula, Ga., Jennifer Franks of Atlanta, Matt Franks of Wooster, OH, Nick Franks of Dunwoody, Ga., Josh Ernest of Chattanooga, Carson Franks of Huntsville, Ala., and Airman Alex Franks of Dalzell, SC; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks goes to the staff of PruittHealth-LaFayette for their wonderful care and support.

Celebration of Life service: 2 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ken Roach officiating.

Visitation: Saturday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon until hour of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta Georgia 30646.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Gary Winston Hurley, 69, LaFayette, Ga.

Gary Winston Hurley, age 69, of LaFayette passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.

Gary was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of Second Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. He later attended Bethel Memorial Baptist Church. Gary was a Cummings Diesel mechanic by trade and worked 20 plus years for the City of LaFayette.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph "Bill" Winston Hurley and Mary McGuire Hurley; and sister, Nancy Kay Pedigo.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacy Hurley Curry (Jason Pettigrew) of LaFayette; and grandchildren, Madison Curry and McKennah Curry.

Graveside funeral service: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Bud Martenn officiating.

Pallbearers: Jason Pettigrew, Drew Pettigrew, A.J. Pettigrew, and Stacy Curry.

Visitation: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Daniel Claude "Danny" Mullis, Rossville, Ga.

Daniel Claude "Danny" Mullis, of the Fairview Community passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at a local health care facility surrounded by his family.

Danny was a lifelong resident of Rossville having graduated from Rossville High School in 1960. He retired from Dupont working in the Lab with over 35 years of service. After his retirement from Dupont, Danny worked at Dodd Brothers. Danny was an avid classic car collector and enjoyed going to car shows. He frequented many local restaurants but he loved being with his grandchildren most of all. Danny was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and was known to sit on the third pew of the middle section, just in reach of the preacher to kiss his head. If you knew Danny, he was always joking and aggravating people. This is how you knew he loved you. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.T. and Ruby Jewel Mullis; and infant brother, William Terrell Mullis.

Survivors include his sons, Ronnie (Cheryl) Mullis and Steve (Sonja) Mullis; brothers, Bobby (Pat) Mullis, Eddie (Dottie) Mullis, and Tommy (Tina) Mullis; sister, Becky (T.D.) Watson; he cherished his granddaughters, Jordan (Ethan) Bowen, Lacey Mullis, Michael (Spencer) Burns, and Katelin Mullis; great granddaughter, Ella was his world; dear friend, Janice Holloway; nephews, David (Annette), Jeff (Beth), Casey (Christina), and Cody (Jessica) Mullis; and niece, Holly (Jeremy) Mullis-Freeman.

Funeral services: Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Bennett officiating. Lie in state: Sunday at the church from 1-2 p.m.

Interment: TN-GA Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: Michael "Boomer" Hartman, Adam Presley, Jamie Harter, Mark Dodd, Phil Copeland, and Wayne Hall.

Visitation: Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.