Mr. Charles Edward “Dink” Willingham, age 75 of the Mountain View Community, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Willingham was born in Trion, Georgia, on November 28, 1941, son of the late Charles Austin “Blue” Willingham and Marvine Carr Willingham. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving at the beginning of the Viet Nam War. Mr. Willingham was a life-long Georgia Tech Fan, an Avid Atlanta Falcons fan, and loved to fish. He was a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church and was retired from the Packing Department of Mt. Vernon Mills. Mr. Willingham was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Mary Evelyn Elrod Willingham on December 7, 2010; and a brother, Billy Carlton “Bubba” Willingham.
Mr. Willingham is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Regina Willingham, Sandy and Andrea Willingham, and Ryan and Abby Willingham; sisters, Lydia Carolyn Willingham Hunter and Lydia Marvine Willingham Robertson; 9 grandchildren, Richard Barrett, Kalen Willingham, Jordan Willingham, Alli Manor, Max Manor, Lilli Manor, Kristian Willingham, Jarod Willingham, and Hagen Willingham; 4 great grandchildren, Haley Barrett, Paige Barrett, Creed Willingham, and Colston Manor; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Willingham will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Norton and Rev. Rickey Biddle officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.
The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as pallbearers and should meet at the Coffman Funeral Home Thursday afternoon by 12:30 P.M.: Billy Willingham, Willie Johnson, Jr., Larry Wilson, Jamey Simmons, Michael Tinney and Tracy Trammell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby Wilbanks, Cecil and Polly Parris, Billy and Lisa Stewart, James Matheney, Packing Department of Mt. Vernon Mills and all of his Charlie Company Army Buddies.
Mr. Willingham will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence of his son, Steve Willingham on Halls Valley Drive.
Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Charles Edward “Dink” Willingham.
Mrs. Dianne Yvonne Hamrick, age 62, of Gaylesville, AL (formerly of Douglasville, GA), died Monday, January 16, 2017, at her residence.
Mrs. Hamrick was born September 20, 1954, in Asheville, NC, daughter of Roma Yvonne Biggs and the late James Weldon Flynn. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a tax preparer. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She also had the ability to make beautiful crafts, was self-taught to sew, and enjoyed sewing and making things. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Carl “DeCee” Hamrick; and a brother, James Dale Flynn.
Mrs. Hamrick is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Bruce Hicks, Dianne and David Wilson; mother and step-father, Roma and Al Bertram; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Tommy Emeott, Donna and Jay Stoudt, and DeeDee Russo; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mrs. Hamrick will be held at 1:00 P.M. (E.S.T.) Friday, January 20, 2017, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Doug Hicks, family, and friends officiating.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at Mason Funeral Home from 12:00 Noon (E.S.T.) until the hour of service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made