Ray, Cheryl Jill (LaFayette)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Cheryl Jill Ray, 72, of LaFayette, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvin Chamlee and Velma Shropshire Chamlee; and brother, Kenny Chamlee.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth “Ken” Ray of LaFayette; daughters, Cheri (Brian) Bird of Ringgold and Hope (Jason) Burgamy of Woodstock, Ga.; grandchildren, Blaine Bird, Bryce Bird, Carson Burgamy, and Briley Burgamy; sister, Brenda Tripp, of Chickamauga; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Weaver officiating.

Following the service, family will receive friends from 3–5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Hipkins, Vera (Dalton)

Ensley, Phyllis Diane (Dalton)

Lankford, William (Decatur)


Vera Hipkins of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Monday November 12, 2018 at the Wood Dale Health Care. Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. ... (click for more)

Phyllis Diane Ensley, age 59, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Monday, November 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders ... (click for more)

William “Bill” Lankford, 79, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018. He was born in Meigs County and was a life long resident of Decatur. Bill enjoyed farming and dirt track races. ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Hipkins, Vera (Dalton)

Vera Hipkins of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Monday November 12, 2018 at the Wood Dale Health Care. Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706) 226-4002. (click for more)

Ensley, Phyllis Diane (Dalton)

Phyllis Diane Ensley, age 59, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Monday, November 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706) 226-4002. (click for more)

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Wade W. Wilcox

Wade W. Wilcox, 91, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on November 11, 2018, at Hospice of Chattanooga Health Care Center. He was born June 2, 1927 in Mountain City, Tn., the son of Ross and Marie Wilcox. Wade attended Johnson County High School and graduated from East Tennessee State College. Wade was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and longstanding member of Red Bank Baptist ... (click for more)

Wilma Kaye Ratliff Fowler

Wilma Kaye Ratliff Fowler, 72, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Union City, Tn. Wilma was a dedicated member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church for over 40 years, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, G.A. leader and caregiver in the nursery. She retired from Kelly X-Ray Company ... (click for more)

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