Obituaries

Clifford Randall Roberts, 68, Ringgold

Clifford Randall Roberts, 68, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

A resident of the Ringgold area for the past sixteen years, he was formerly of Monroe, Georgia. Clifford was an Attorney at law for 20 years and attended Keith Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Rush and Beatrice Watts Roberts; and half-brother, Talmadge Roberts.

He is survived by his daughter, Randesa Torres-Rojas of Ringgold, GA.; sister, Frana Leatrice Wright of Monroe, GA.; brother, Deland Howard Roberts of Monroe, GA.; two grandchildren, Ashley Posey-Manley and Ashlen Victorio; five great grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.

Memorial services: 5:00 P.M. Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Rd., Tunnel Hill, GA. 30755.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral cost.

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

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

Elinor Cole Lamborn, 86, LaFayette

Elinor Cole Lamborn, age 86, a resident of LaFayette since 1960 passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Bridge Assisted Living in Ooltewah.

She was a graduate of the Girls Preparatory School and the University of Chattanooga. Elinor was a member of the LaFayette Presbyterian Church, a longtime member of the LaFayette Woman’s Club where she served a term as president, and a member of the Brainerd Women’s Golf Association. She loved watching and feeding birds.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bob Lamborn of Ooltewah, Tenn.; son, Rob (Amy) Lamborn of Sewanee, Tenn.; granddaughter, Caroline Lamborn; brother, James B. (Peggy) Cole Jr., of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Noon to 1:30 pm Monday, September 25, 2017 in the Fellowship Hall of the LaFayette Presbyterian Church with the service to follow at 2pm in the sanctuary with Rev. Cathy Meyer and Rev. Ken Waddell officiating.

Interment: LaFayette City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the LaFayette Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main Street, LaFayette, Georgia.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Rosa Lee Ridley Pevehouse, 67, Rocky Face

Rosa Lee Ridley Pevehouse, age 67, of Rocky Face passed away Monday, September 25, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arland "Bud" Travis Pevehouse; parents, Mikey and Florence Ridley; sister, Betty Jean Thompson; and brother, Charles "Burt" Ridley.

She is survived by her sisters, Ethel (James Lonnie) Nix and Joyce Ridley Patterson; brothers, Jessie (Paula) Ridley of Fort Myers, Fla., Kenny (Beth) Ridley of Fort Oglethorpe, and Raymond Ridley of Dalton; special nephew and niece, Kurt (Sissie) Ridley and Tabitha (Stephan) Wooten; and several additional nieces and nephews.

Funeral service: 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Brother Marshall Kellett officiating.

Interment: White Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Kurt Ridley, Gary Geffers, Michael Nix, Austin Todd, Tyler Todd, and Robbie Thompson.

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

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Fletcher Lee Shipp, 78, LaFayette

Fletcher Lee Shipp, age 78, of LaFayette passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, after a brave fight with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

He was a member the First Church of God of LaFayette.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Mack Shipp and Fannie Thompson Shipp; and brothers, Hurl "Pete" Shipp and Orville Shipp.

He is survived by his loving friend of 37 years and caregiver for the last 19 months, Gussie Vanhorn of LaFayette; sister, Marcina (Charlie) Jackson of LaFayette; brothers, Maxie (Ann) Shipp of LaFayette and Paul Shipp of Houston, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Doug Douglas officiating.

Interment: LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers: Stanley Jackson, Michael Jackson, Mark Jackson, Alex Martin, Zack Gilreath, and Manny Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers: Carl Shipp, Larry Shipp, Bill Gresham, Alvin Black, Junior Cannon, and Brent Jackson.

Visitation: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and Friday from 10 a.m. until hour of service.

Family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga and the Walker County Fire Department.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Shirley Ann Green, 77, LaFayette

Shirley Ann Green, age 77, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church on Lee Mason Road.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Keith and Ada Caldwell; and sister, Carolyn Keith.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Charles Robert Green; daughter, Vickie Cordell; sons, Mike (Amy) Green, Jeff Green, and Eric (Joyce) Green all of LaFayette; 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Donna) Keith of Ringgold; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service: 4 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Brother David Thompson officiating.

Interment: LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Josh Green, Matt Green, Logan Green, Jamie Jones, Coy Green, Von Johnson, and Larry Gorham.

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

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.