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sons, David Womble and Richard Womble; par­ents, James Roach and Ema­line Sweet Roach; six broth­ers and seven sis­ters.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Doris Hicks of Chicka­mauga, Thelma (Jimmy) Raines of Chicka­mauga, Carol (Timmy) McKamey, and Feli­cia Espy; sons, Luther Womble of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., Johnny (Bar­bara) Womble of Hix­son, Tenn., Robert Womble of Chicka­mauga, Char­lie (Rhonda) Womble of Flint­stone, Tommy (Dar­lene) Womble of LaFayette, Glenn (Dar­lene Simp­son) Womble of Chicka­mauga, and Den­nis (Susie) Womble of Chicka­mauga; sev­eral grand­chil­dren, great grand­chil­dren, and great-great grand­chil­dren.

Funeral ser­vice: 2 p.m. Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, 2017 in the Wil­banks Me­mo­rial Chapel with Pas­tor Ed Hise and Pas­tor Roger Gray of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: Coul­ter Ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers: Den­nis Womble Jr., Ben Bart­ley, Bran­don Pil­grim, Josh Songer, Hunter Ba­gley, Matt Hicks, Don­nie Hicks, and Labron Songer. Hon­orary pall­bearer: Jimmy Raines.

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

Ar­range­ments: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

An­nette Martin Hug­gins, 88, LaFayette

An­nette Martin Hug­gins, age 88, of LaFayette passed away Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, 2017.

She was em­ployed by E.T. Bar­wick Mills as a payroll su­per­vi­sor for over 20 years. An­nette was an ac­tive mem­ber of the First Bap­tist Church of LaFayette and served in many ca­pac­i­ties. These in­cluded serv­ing as fi­nan­cial sec­re­tary and church host­ess for over 20 years, and later serv­ing as WMU Direc­tor for many years. Over the years she served on the Kitchen Fel­low­ship Com­mit­tee, Flower Com­mit­tee, Trus­tee Com­mit­tee, Nurs­ery Com­mit­tee, Greeters Com­mit­tee, and Bud­get Plan­ning. An­nette was a mem­ber of the Seek­ers Sun­day School Class. She also served as a vol­un­teer with Hutch­e­son Hos­pice.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Way­mond Ce­cil “Sonny” Hug­gins; par­ents, Philip and Essie Heg­wood Martin; and brother, Jerry Martin.

She is sur­vived by her son, Marty Hug­gins; sis­ter, Zealiane “Zee” Martin both of LaFayette; grand­chil­dren, Char­lie (Christy) Hug­gins, Brad (Sarah) Hug­gins, and Ben Hug­gins; great grand­chil­dren, Jud, Sawyer, Andrew, and Anna Kate; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vice: 1 p.m. Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, 2017 at the First Bap­tist Church of LaFayette with Dr. War­ren Moor­head of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: Pleas­ant Hill Ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers: Chan­dler Martin, Phil Martin, Carl Martin, John Hous­ton, Glenn Clark, and Ralph Wal­drop. Hon­orary pall­bear­ers: WMU and the Seek­ers Sun­day School Class.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wed­nes­day at the funeral home.

Flow­ers are wel­come but do­na­tions may be made to Hos­pice of Chat­tanooga 4411 Oak­wood Drive, Chat­tanooga, TN 37416.

Fam­ily would like to ex­tend special thanks to the in­di­vid­ual care­givers Toni, Sue, and Shasta. Special thanks are also ex­tended to Hos­pice of Chat­tanooga.

Ar­range­ments: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Thomas Garry Kim­ble Jr., 58, Se­vierville, Tenn.

Thomas Garry Kim­ble Jr., 58, of Se­vierville, TN, (for­merly of LaFayette) died Sept. 15, 2017, due to com­pli­ca­tions from West Nile Vi­ral En­cephali­tis.

Tommy was a 1977 grad­u­ate of LaFayette, GA High School and at­tended the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia and Dal­ton State Col­lege. He worked in the con­struc­tion busi­ness and pre­vi­ously worked for FEMA. He was an avid UGA sports fan.

He is sur­vived by his mother, Gayle Giles Kim­ble of Lex­ing­ton, SC; his fa­ther, Thomas Garry Kim­ble, Sr., and step-mother, Edna Kim­ble, of Pi­geon Forge, TN; brother, Robert Vin­son Kim­ble of Se­vierville; sis­ter, Al­li­son (Scott) Kim­ble Floyd of Lex­ing­ton, SC.; special friend Vicki Shields of Knoxville; two step-sis­ters, plus un­cle, aunts, nieces, neph­ews and a host of friends.

Grave­side ser­vice: 2:00 pm, Sun­day, Sept 17th at the LaFayette GA City Ceme­tery, with the Rev. David Autry and the Rev. Ran­dall Mas­sen­gill of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, the fam­ily re­ceived friends at the LaFayette First United Methodist Church Fel­low­ship Hall, 301 South Main St. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made in Tommy’s mem­ory to the United Methodist Com­mit­tee on Re­lief (UMCOR) c/o the LaFayette Methodist Church or to the Shriners Hospi­tal for Chil­dren, 950 East Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605.

Ar­range­ment: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Funeral Home of LaFayette.

Billy Ray Lan­caster, 81, LaFayette

Billy Ray Lan­caster, age 81, of LaFayette left this earth peace­fully on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17, 2017.

Billy Ray was em­ployed by Walker County Tran­sit for four years. His pro­fes­sion was a truck driver where he was em­ployed by Bar­wick Mills for 26 years, Queen Car­pet for 25 years, Syn­tec In­dus­tries and Shaw In­dus­tries for many years.

He was an avid golfer and bowler. He en­joyed blue­grass mu­sic, dirt track racing and pitch­ing horseshoes. He was also a mem­ber of the Last Day Round-Up Church in LaFayette.

He was pre­ceded in death by his lov­ing wife of 47 years, Shirley Penson Lan­caster; par­ents, C.R. and Gla­dys Lan­caster; brother, Ho­race Lan­caster; and sis­ter, He­len Lan­caster Bandy.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Mary Cather­ine Lan­caster of LaFayette; son, Tommy Ray Lan­caster (Ja­son) of LaFayette; daugh­ter, Sherry Lan­caster Shel­ton (Graylin) of Flat Rock Ala.; step­daugh­ters, Teresa Gooden and Regina Collins; and step­son, Johnny Collins Jr.; sis­ter, Betty Lan­caster Kirby of Greenville, S.C.; grand­chil­dren, Jes­sica Brooke Davis (Wesley), Adam Shel­ton (Amanda), Billy Ray Shel­ton, and Bobby Earl Shel­ton (Brittany); great grand­chil­dren, Rylee and Buck Davis, Ad­di­son and Austin Shel­ton, and Boone Shel­ton; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vice: 2 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20, 2017 in the Wil­banks Me­mo­rial Chapel with Pas­tors Don­nie Tram­mell and Fred Greene of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: LaFayette City Ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers: Adam Shel­ton, Billy and Bobby Shel­ton, Johnny Peace, Jeff Lan­caster, and James Spence.

Vis­i­ta­tion: At the funeral home Tues­day from 5 p.m. -9 p.m.

Ar­range­ments: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Cyn­thia “Cindy” Ann Moore Todd, 48, LaFayette

Cyn­thia “Cindy” Ann Moore Todd, age 48, of LaFayette passed away Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, 2017.

She was pre­ceded in death by her son, Steven Ray Todd.

She is sur­vived by her par­ents, Richard “Ed” Moore and Joyce York Moore of LaFayette; son, Ja­son Todd of Grif­fin, GA; sis­ters, Michelle Bar­nett and Tammy Moore of LaFayette, Sherri (Pas­tor Charles) Lee of Vil­lanow, and Theresa (Mark) Elling­ton of Grif­fin, GA; four grand­chil­dren; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vice: 4 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20, 2017 in the Wil­banks Me­mo­rial Chapel with Pas­tors Charles Lee and Tim Redden of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: LaFayette Mem­ory Gar­dens.

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

Ar­range­ments: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Phillip Lee Burse, 84, Rossville

Phillip Lee Burse, 84, of Rossville, Ge­or­gia passed away on Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, 2017.

He was one of the hon­or­able found­ing mem­bers of the Golden Trum­pets for fifty-seven years. He was re­tired from Chat­tanooga Coke and Chem­i­cal and was a mem­ber of Cove Road Church of God.

He was pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther, Jacob Burse, mother, Rosie Dal­las Burse, sis­ter, Es­ther Burse Careathers, and broth­ers, Eli­jah Burse, Joseph Burse, and Ar­tis Burse.

He is sur­vived by his de­voted wife, Bertha Katheleen Burse; sons, Rev. Jerry Lee (Cyn­thia) Burse, Dea. Don­nie Burse, Aaron (Peggy) Burse, and Steve Burse of Rossville, Ge­or­gia; grand­chil­dren; broth­ers, James Burse, J. L. (Flossie) Burse of LaFayette, Ge­or­gia; a host of nieces, neph­ews, cousins, other rel­a­tives, and friends.

Homego­ing ser­vice: Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Cove Road Church of God, 616 North Chat­tanooga Street, LaFayette, Ge­or­gia, with Pas­tor James Brown and other min­is­ters of­fi­ci­at­ing.

His re­mains will lie in state at the funeral home on Wed­nes­day af­ter 11:00 A.M.

Vis­i­ta­tion: At the church one hour be­fore the ser­vice.

In­ter­ment: Naomi Ceme­tery.

Please share your thoughts and mem­o­ries of Mr. Phillip Lee Burse at www. will­is­fu­neral home­dal­ton.com.

Ar­range­ments: Wil­lis Funeral Home, Inc., Dal­ton, Ge­or­gia.

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