Obit­u­ar­ies

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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.

On­line guest book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

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 HomeFort 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.

Pa­trick Blake “The Phoenix” Shar­rock, 15, Lake­view

Pa­trick Blake “The Phoenix” Shar­rock age 15, of Lake­view passed away at his home Fri­day – Septem­ber 15, 2017.

Pa­trick was born in Fort Oglethorpe and was a life­long res­i­dent of North­west Georgia. He was a sopho­more at Lake­view-Fort Oglethorpe High School where he was the class pres­i­dent and known as The Phoenix. Pa­trick was known and loved by thou­sands of friends. Some peo­ple would say; you may not be smil­ing be­fore Pa­trick came in the room, but you were sure to be smil­ing while he was in the room from his hu­mor and con­ta­gious smile. He was very ac­tive at school and in the com­mu­nity. He was a pro­gram­ming in­tern with Mo­jang for Minecraft, in the hon­ors and gifted class, a mem­ber of the Mir­a­cle League of Whit­field County and helped start and form the Mir­a­cle League of Chat­tanooga, a poster child for The Al­ham­bra Shriners, hon­orary mem­ber of the Dark Em­pire and Rebel Le­gion of the 501st Cos­tum­ing Group. The fea­tured and hon­ored guest of Ex­treme Makeover Edi­tion in 2011. He en­joyed giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity by sup­port­ing the Su­san G. Komen Race for the Cure, the an­nual River­bend Fes­ti­val, the Shrine Cir­cus, the Cre­ative Dis­cov­ery Mu­seum and the Chat­tanooga Zoo.

He is pre­ceded in death by his grand­fa­ther: James David Pedigo and aunt: Jamie Pedigo Crow­der.

Pa­trick is loved by and will be missed by his par­ents: Michael and Cyn­thia Shar­rock, sis­ter Karey Tay­lor all of Lake­view, sis­ter: Katie Tay­lor of Chicka­mauga, GA, grand­par­ents: Bobby and Shirley Shar­rock of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, Gail Tin­ney Pedigo of Chicka­mauga, GA, aunt: Stacy Shar­rock Yaki­mowich, cousins: Alex and Ni­cholas Yaki­mowich all of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, un­cle: James McArthur of Lake­view, GA, sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Vis­i­ta­tion: At the funeral home Sun­day from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Mon­day from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Funeral ser­vices: At the North­west Georgia Am­phithe­atre lo­cated be­hind The Colon­ade at 4:00 pm Mon­day – Septem­ber 18, 2017 with Brent James and Billy Chris­tol of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Tues­day – Septem­ber 19, 2017 at 12 noon in Lakewood Mem­ory Gar­dens-South - Rossville, Georgia.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests me­mo­rial dona­tions be made to Os­teo­ge­n­e­sis Im­per­fecta Foun­da­tion at P.O. Box 824061 Philadel­phia, PA 19182 or the Al­ham­bra Shrine Tem­ple Bus Unit at 1000 Al­ham­bra Drive – Chat­tanooga, TN 37421.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son & Sons Funeral Home Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Charles “Pete” Dick­er­son, 80, Guild, Tenn.

Charles “Pete” Dick­er­son, 80, of Guild, TN. passed away Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7, 2017 in his home sur­rounded by his fam­ily. He was an avid bass fish­er­man and a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion. He was a father of five, Paw­paw to four, and “the cool Un­cle” to many nieces and neph­ews. He was born in Long Is­land, AL. and lived as an adult in Chat­tanooga and Guild, TN.

Pete served his coun­try and com­mu­nity his en­tire life. He served in the US Army from 1956-1968 (SGT E5). While in the Army, he sang and played gui­tar in a band in Ger­many for two of those years with his fel­low mil­i­tary brothers. He re­tired from the Chat­tanooga Po­lice Depart­ment (1968-1983) where he re­ceived of­fi­cer of the year in 1973, was the city’s first to train from the po­lice force as a first re­spon­der with EMT train­ing, and one of the first “Sharp­shoot­ers” in the po­lice acad­emy.

After re­tir­ing from the po­lice depart­ment, he went on to work as a Chat­tanooga bonds­man for sev­eral years be­fore go­ing on to work for Hamil­ton County Cor­rec­tions where he soon be­came the county’s first felony pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer. He re­tired from the county in 2004.

Pete was a lov­ing Daddy, de­voted friend, and was loved and re­spected by many peo­ple in Chat­tanooga.

He was pre­ceded in death by his father and mother, David and Sarah Law­son Dick­er­son; brother Carl Dick­er­son; two sis­ters, Opal Hardin and Inez Good­win.

He is sur­vived by his chil­dren, Lacy Maselle, PJ Dick­er­son, Deb­bie Evans, Charles “Dickie” Dick­er­son and Chuck Clark; lov­ing com­pan­ion, Cindy Thomp­son; four grand­chil­dren; one great grand­child.

Me­mo­rial ser­vice: With hon­ors, 2:30 P.M. Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27, 2017 at the Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Visit the on­line Guest­book @ www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son & Sons Funeral Home Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Johnny Ray Linger­felt Jr., 48, Cleve­land, Tenn.

Johnny Ray Linger­felt Jr., 48 of Cleve­land, passed away Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, 2017. He was a life­long res­i­dent of the Chat­tanooga & North Georgia ar­eas and was of the Chris­tian faith. He was a Truck Driver for most of his life and was cur­rently em­ployed with Pasco Truck­ing Com­pany. He loved spend­ing time out­doors, be­ing around friends & fam­ily and was a true shade tree me­chanic. He was a lov­ing and de­voted son, father, brother and grand­fa­ther who will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was pre­ceded in death by his mother, Dortha Lane; brother, Mike Cox and nephew, Eric But­ler.

Sur­vivors in­clude his par­ents, Johnny Ray & Louise Linger­felt, Sr. of Rossville, GA; daugh­ters, Ta­batha & Keith White of Chatsworth, GA and Christina Linger­felt of Rossville, GA; brother, Jamie Lane of Ring­gold, GA; sis­ters, Sherry But­ler of Tren­ton, GA and Donna & Scott Lock­wood of Ring­gold, GA; 8 grand­chil­dren; spe­cial friend, Pat Rogers and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily & friends.

Funeral ser­vices: Noon, Tues­day, Septem­ber 20, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Bro. Pat Rogers of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Ten­nesseeGe­or­gia Me­mo­rial Park.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Mon­day from 1-7 p.m. and prior to the ser­vice on Tues­day at the funeral home.

On­line guest book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son & Sons Funeral Home-Ft. Oglethorpe.

Johnny Ce­cil Walden Sr., 84, Flint­stone

Johnny Ce­cil Walden Sr., 84, of Flint­stone, passed away Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, 2017. He was a life­long res­i­dent of the North Georgia area and was of the Bap­tist faith. He was an Air Force Vet­eran of the Korean War and was the Su­per­vi­sor for NK Lawn & Gar­den for many years. Johnny loved spend­ing time out­doors, work­ing on his farm and tak­ing care of his an­i­mals. 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, Earl & Car­rie Walden; wife, Vir­ginia Lee Walden; 4 brothers and 1 sis­ter.

Sur­vivors in­clude his two sons, John Walden, Jr. of Flint­stone, GA and Jackie & Vicky Walden of East Ridge, TN; sev­eral grand­chil­dren and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily & friends.

Funeral ser­vices: 2:00 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

Burial: Ten­nesseeGe­or­gia Me­mo­rial Park.

Vis­i­ta­tion: After 4 p.m. on Tues­day and prior to the ser­vice on Wed­nes­day at the funeral home.

On­line reg­is­ter book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son and Sons Funeral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

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