Carla Jean Lawson Marshall, 57, LaFayette

Carla Jean Lawson Marshall, age 57, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Ronnie Lee Marshall Sr.; and parents, Cordell Lawson and Lillian Lawson.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Jimmy) Hogue of LaFayette and Amanda Walker of Rome; son, Ron (Jeanine) Marshall of LaFayette; brothers, Wayne Lawson and Donnie Lawson both of LaFayette, and Leon Lawson of Flintstone; grandchildren, Tyler Hogue, Brianna Hogue, Ivy Hogue, and Toby Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Teddy Roosevelt Nelson, 55, LaFayette

Teddy Roosevelt Nelson, age 55, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Liz Henderson; and daughter, Terra Henderson.

He is survived by his mother, Jo Nelson of LaFayette; father, Bobby (Cynthia) Nelson; daughter, Sonya (Paul) Cawood of Cleveland, Tenn.; sisters, Bridget Cagle of Summerville, Christine Nelson of Apison, Tenn., Joy (Garrard) Barbee of LaFayette, and Julia (Joe) Talbert of Chickamauga; brothers, Raymond (Tacoma) Raines, Bobby R. (Nichole) Nelson, and Jonathan Nelson all of Chickamauga; grandchildren, Hunter Brady and Jerrica Walker; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Sam Barrett officiating.

Interment: Pea Ridge Cemetery, Rainsville, Alabama.

Pallbearers: Clint Phillips, Ezekiel Snider, Matthew Snider, Hunter Brady, Joe Talbert, and Bobby Nelson, Jr.

Visitation: At the funeral home Sunday from noon until hour of service.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Steven Van Cabe, 65, LaFayette

Steven Van Cabe, age 65, of LaFayette, Georgia formerly of Sylva, N.C. passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of LaFayette. Steve co-owned the Western Sizzlin in LaFayette in the early ‘90s with his wife. He had a love for UNC basketball the North Carolina Tar Heels and his special pet friend, Hank.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlin Cabe and Alice Hoyle Cabe.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Dianne Dillard Cabe of LaFayette; daughter, Jodi Cabe Johnson of LaFayette; son, Jeremy Van "Moe" (Christy) Cabe; sisters, Karen Gibson of Charleston, S.C., Susan Adams of Cary, N.C., and Carleen (Charles) Parham of Sylva, N.C.; grandchildren, Lexi, Madilyn, Logan, Nash, Dora, Jude, and Zeke; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of LaFayette with Dr. Todd Gaddis, Pastor Terry Dillard and Pastor Tim Dillard officiating.

Memorial service: Sunday at 2 p.m. at East Fork Baptist Church located on East Fork Church Road in Sylva, N.C.

Interment: 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the East Fork Cemetery in Sylva, N.C.

Visitation: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in LaFayette.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Charles Michael Carroll, 70, Chickamauga

Charles Michael Carroll, 70, of Chickamauga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Valley area and was of the Baptist faith. He was a Proud Navy Veteran, having served during the Vietnam War on the USS Sperry and had worked in the Construction Industry as a Carpenter for most of his life. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie & Sue Carroll and brother, Pat Carroll.

Survivors include his loving wife of more than 40 years, Rose Carroll; children, Benny Carroll and Rodney Carroll, Delena Smith, Jona & Chris Kinsey and daughter-in-law, Amy Carroll; he was a proud Papaw to Hailey Carroll, Katelynn Carroll, Lacey Smith, Samuel Kinsey & Riley Kinsey; and numerous extended family & friends.

Services and burial will be private.

Visitation: Friday, September 15, 2017 from4 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.

Wendell Cox, 81

Wendell Cox, 81, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017.

He was a proud Veteran and past Master of Hill City Masonic Lodge #603.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rance and Geraldine Cox; daughter, Tina Cox; brother, Bill Cox, sisters, Corky and Linda Cox.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Martha Cox; grandchildren; Jennifer (Jason) Brown, Joshua Cox; great grandchildren, Emileigh Lofty, Davey Cox; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 17, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

Visitation: 11:00 AM until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Sylvia Holley, 89

My Mother and Friend, Sylvia Holley, 89 and fabulous, left this earth for a more spectacular destination on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

A lover of life and fearless, 2 of many wonderful qualities she will be remembered for. The greatest gift she gave me is the lesson of truly unconditional love that a parent should have for their children. She will be missed in ways I cannot imagine. Near the end of her journey here, she was with me and my love, Joseph Wilson, here in LaFayette (she sure did love him) though she was a native of Tampa FL by way of Las Vegas NV.

She will be missed so very dearly by all her Children; Helen of Lakeside AZ, Robert of Gibsonton FL, David of Temple Terrace FL and Teresa of LaFayette GA. Last, but most certainly not least, I must thank, from the bottom of my heart, the wonderful people from Amedisys Hospice that took care of her with such beauty and grace; Tina, Terri, Heather, Sharon and so many others that I cannot remember by name. My gratitude knows no bounds.

Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette Chapel, LaFayette, GA.