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Robert Lee Chambers, 74, Hixson, Tenn.
 02.08.17

Robert Lee Chambers, 74, of Hixson went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2017. He attended Lookout Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Penske Truck Leasing.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Tommy and Pauline Holcomb; two brothers, Jerry Chambers and Kenneth Holcomb.

He is survived by his children, April Sharp, of Hixson, Robert L. Chambers, Jr. of Chattanooga; two sisters, Margaret Loftin and Barbara Alexander; two grandchildren, Travis Sharp and Cheryl Nash; several nieces and nephews.

He was a loving father, grandfather and would do anything for anyone who needed help and showed unconditional love to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m at the funeral home.

Graveside service will be on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Memory Gardens, West with Pastor, Nick Forshee officiating. Interment will follow.

Online guestbook www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements announced by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.


Guinn Duke Wilbanks, 71, Rossville
 02.08.17

Guinn Duke Wilbanks, 71, of Rossville, made his way home on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 18, 1945 to the late Oliver & Ella Knops Wilbanks. Guinn served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from ABB/Combustion Engineering following many years of service. Known to everyone as Duke, he married the love of his life, Peggy, in 1967 and their limitless sacrifices for one another and complete devotion have shown everyone just what love truly means. For his many gifts, his love of cars, his intelligence, his work ethic or his ability to fix the unfixable, his greatest asset was his love for his family and unbelievable selfless acts of giving. In addition to his parents, Duke was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Peggy Boyd Wilbanks; sons, David (Jenni) and Shane (Kasiey) Wilbanks; brothers, James Boyd & Jewell (Peggy) Wilbanks; sisters, Frances Tucker, Joan Oldaker, & Dotsy Smith; grandchildren, who made him the happiest, Shawn & Tayllor (Aaron); Duke also loved Scott Ellis and Steve Smith like they were his own.

A private family service will be held at a later date. The family will receive visitors at their home, but please call first.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared on his online guestbook at lanesouthcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


Jasper Edward Harris, 53, Ringgold
 02.08.17

Jasper Edward Harris, age 53, of Ringgold passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Harris and Esther Irene Tucker Harris.

Survivors are his daughter, Amber Wiltgen of Portland, Oregon; brothers, Charles Allen (Debra) Harris of Rossville, GA, Jerry (Kathy) Harris of Chickamauga, David Harris of Ringgold, and William (Joni) Harris of Virginia; sister, Debra (Steve) Heatherly of Ringgold; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Sunday, January 29, at 2 p.m. with Tim Padgett and Mike Epps officiating. Interment will take place in the Chattanooga National Cemetery Tuesday, January 31 at 12:30 p.m.

Visitation at the funeral home Saturday from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Esther Irene Harris, 81, LaFayette
 02.08.17

Esther Irene Harris, age 81, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Harris; son, Jasper Harris; and sister, Linda Gray Hardin.

Survivors are her daughter, Debra (Steve) Heatherly of Ringgold; sons, Charles Allen (Debra) Harris of Rossville, Jerry (Kathy) Harris of Chickamauga, David Harris of Ringgold, William (Joni) Harris of Virginia; brother, Ralph Sonny (Bobbi Jean) Tucker of N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Sunday, January 29 at 2 p.m. with Tim Padgett and Mike Epps officiating.

Interment to follow in the LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation at the funeral home Saturday from 3 p.m. 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Carol Ann Mcclung Ferrell, 48, LaFayette
 02.08.17

Carol Ann Mcclung Ferrell, age 48, of LaFayette passed away Friday, January 27, 2017.

Survived by husband, Jeff Ferrell of LaFayette; daughter, Keely Ferrell and son, Zach Ferrell both of LaFayette; special friends, Mike and Kristie Davis and Stacy Poe.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 04th at 7:00 p.m. with Brother; David Thompson officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until service time.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


David Edward Lee, 67, LaFayette
 02.08.17

David Edward Lee, age 67, of LaFayette passed away Monday, January 30, 2017. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. David's working career included the carpet industry and Auto Custom Carpets Inc.

He was preceded in death by his son, Roger T. Lee, and father, Rev. Thomas E. Lee.

Survivors are his loving wife of 48 years Carolyn Ann Ramey Lee of LaFayette; daughter, Cyndi Walker of Chickamauga; mother, Dorothy Alexander Lee; sister, Gloria (Ralph) Russ, Barbara (Richard) Hall and Karen (Alan) Graham; brother, Johnny Lee (Wanda Cooper) all of LaFayette; grandchildren, Lindsey (Matt) Swinson, Jonathan Caleb Lee and Mason Walker; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Thursday, February 2, at

4 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Casteel and Pastor Joe Dodd officiating.

Interment to follow in the LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Charlie Russ, Randall Hayes, Ralph Russ, Sr., Alan Graham, Randy Parker, and Mark Stanfield.

Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 p.m. 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Richard "Ricky" Lee Barton, 63, Rock Spring
 02.08.17

Richard "Ricky" Lee Barton, age 63, of Rock Spring passed away Monday, January 30, 2017. He was a graduate of LaFayette High School, Class of 1972. Ricky was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from TVA with 32 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Emily Faith Barton; and grandparents, Jesse and Velma Brown.

Survivors are his loving wife of 39 years, Sherri Wilson Barton of Rock Spring; daughters, Blakely (Kurt) Davenport of Ringgold and Kyley Barton of Rock Spring; son, B.J. (Shannon) Barton of LaFayette; grandchildren, Alley Barton, Jacob Barton, Matthew Davenport and Jaxon Davenport; mother, Willie Jo Brown Leigh; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nancy and Hugh Wilson of LaFayette.

Funeral services from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Wednesday, February 1st at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kenny Roach and Pastor Wayne Chasteen officiating.

Interment to follow in the Chattooga Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday from 12 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Frankie Frank Ray Cagle, 85, LaFayette
 02.08.17

Frankie Frank Ray Cagle, age 85, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Cagle and Virgie Gilreath Cagle; and brothers, T.D. Cagle and Hewitt Cagle.

Survivors are his loving wife of 67 years, Elizabeth Cagle; sons, Jeff (Debbie) Cagle of Rock Spring and Dennis (Claudia) Cagle of LaFayette; grandchildren, Zach (Miranda) Cagle, Katie (David) Mitchell, and Samantha Cagle; great grandchildren, Jason Cagle, Addy Cagle, Benjamin Mitchell, and Nicholas Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Thursday, February 2 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Josh Edwards officiating.

Pallbearers are Tony Cagle, Stanly Cagle, Randall Cagle, Zach Cagle, David Mitchell, and Joel Cagle.

Honorary pallbearers are grandkids and great grandkids.

Visitation at the funeral home Thursday from 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to the LaFayette Dialysis Clinic 614 Patterson Rd. LaFayette, Ga. 30728.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


James Edward Parks, 89, Ringgold
 02.08.17

James Edward Parks, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Tuesday January 31, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of Pig House Cabinets where he worked for 50 years and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Ramona Dunn Parks; parents, Samuel Wallace and Sudie Mae Miller Parks; three children, Edward Parks, Janie Chard and Lamar Parks; sister, Johnnie Mae Thornton; and great grandson, Dalton Brown. He is survived by three children, Linda (Larry) Templeton of Ringgold, GA., Sherry (Harold) Peters of LaFayette, GA., and Ronnie (Mary) Parks

of Chickamauga, GA.; seven grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday February 3, 2017 at Anderson Cemetery with Larry Templeton officiating. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia. An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.