Obituaries

Leah Hamilton Wallin, 81, LaFayette, Ga.

Leah Hamilton Wallin, age 81, of LaFayette passed away Friday, October 20, 2017.

Leah retired from Ronile of Georgia in 1999 with more than 20 years of service. She was saved and baptized in 1977 at Linwood Baptist Church where she dedicated many years to her Lord’s work. For the last 10 years she was an active member of the Faith and Worship Center in LaFayette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Wallin; and a grandson, Jason Lee Wallin.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Regina (Richard) Smith of LaFayette, Deborah (Junior) Jenkins of Soddy Daisy; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie (Lane) Wallin of Cartersville, and Tim (Annie) Wallin of LaFayette; sister, Helen (Toby) Young of Canton; grandchildren, Tyra Bartenfield, Lacy Mullis, Anthony Carrington, T.J. Wallin, Adam Hood, and Brittany Hood; 14 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Rev. C.E. Wilkey officiating.

Interment: LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Archibald Robertson Fortune II (P.D.), 78

Archibald Robertson Fortune II (P.D.) age 78, passed away peacefully at his home in LaFayette on Monday, October 23, 2017 after fighting Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

Archie was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 20, 1939 to Archibald Steele Fortune and Sarah Enloe Fortune. He graduated from the Baylor School in Chattanooga and attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

He was a fifth generation hosiery manufacturer, working first with his Father at the LaFayette Hosiery Mill and then as President and CEO of Fortune Mills.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ellen Fortune Cenzalli.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice Haley Fortune; daughter, Corinne Elizabeth Fortune of Hanover, New Hampshire; son, Archibald Steele Fortune II (Jennifer) of Marietta, Georgia; grandchildren, Spencer Barnes Bernard and Henry Fortune Bernard of Hanover, New Hampshire, and Nancy Marie Fortune of Marietta, Georgia; sisters, Eddie (Alex) Lowe of Roswell, Georgia, and Sally (Arthur) Berry of Sandy Springs, Georgia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick Cenzalli of Anderson, South Carolina, Joan and Dan Frierson of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, Judy and Jerry Parichy of Beaufort, South Carolina, and Jim and Margaret Anne Haley of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.

A heartfelt and special thanks goes to his devoted caregiver, Jean Jones, and much gratitude for the love and support of Jean, as well as that of Susie Marsh, Jay Jay Adams, and Tanya West and the wonderful and caring staff of Hearth Hospice of Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Wanda Fricks Wilbanks, 72, LaFayette, Ga.

Wanda Fricks Wilbanks, age 72, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

She worked many years for the Walker County Telephone Company and retired with Haun Petroleum Inc., in Noble as an administrative assistant. She was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester James Fricks and Jessie Penley Fricks.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Kenneth Wilbanks; sister, Carol and husband Preston "Bud" Scott of Smyrna, GA; several nieces and great niece, Kylie Scott; nephews, Brent (Robin) Scott of Kennesaw, GA, and Chris (Andrea) Scott of Cartersville, GA, and several other nephews; great nephews, Cason Scott, Logan Scott, and Alec Scott.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jeremy Smith officiating.

Interment: Noon Monday, October 30 in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Brent Scott, Chris Scott, Derek Wilbanks, Stacy Meeks, Wally Meeks, and Bobby Browder.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Ridgeview Baptist Church 1001 Magnolia Street, LaFayette, GA 30728.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

David Earl Crittenden, 53, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Pastor David Earl Crittenden, 53, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his residence.

Pastor Crittenden was the former pastor of God’s House for Sinners and Saints, enjoyed preaching the gospel and singing gospel music. David enjoyed fishing, bowling, volunteering with the homeless, the Tennessee Vols, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Reva Crittenden.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Crittenden; father and step-mother, Virgil & Florian Crittenden; daughters, Allenia, Kassandra, & Kellsey Crittenden; son, Ashton Crittenden; step-children, Joshua & Jenna Baldwin; grandchildren, Trinity Wallace, Makyla Murray, Raylinn Crittenden & Gavin McCrummen; sister, Gail Crittenden.

Funeral services: Saturday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Chaplain Virgil Crittenden officiating.

Interment: Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Visitation: Friday, October 27th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.