Obits–Monday, July 9


William Toney Walker

Mr. William Toney Walker, 62, of LaGrange, died on July 3, 2018 at Wellstar Medical Center in LaGrange. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 25, 1955 to the late William Rufus Grady Walker and Mary Elizabeth Kelley Walker. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Eric Walker. Toney loved his family and was a “Mama’s Boy.” He previously had been employed with A-1 Emissions doing car inspections. He is survived by his mother, Mary Kelley Walker; sons, Bradley (Kori) Walker, Tony Walker; daughter, Kendall Bradley (Michael); brothers, Robert Walker (Janie), Jeffrey Walker; sister, Tanya Yaughn. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Kelsey Hemphill, Skylar Elkins, Landyn Williford, Jaedyn Walker, Nicholas Ivey and Erin Reeves; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Calvin Smith officiating. The interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.



Annie Doris Render

Annie Doris Render was born August 7, 1939, in LaGrange Georgia, to the late Ollie Ross & Josephine Smith. She was called home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Annie joined Burks Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age where she was baptized, served in the Usher’s Ministry and remained a faithful member. She was united in holy matrimony to the late John “Bubba” Render for 27 years. Annie worked at Playtex and Ideal Cleaners and retired after 40 years of dedicated service. She was a phenomenal mother who raised her four boys with a firm but caring hand. She had very high expectations for her children and pointed them in the direction in which they were to go. She was a very loving mother who was overprotective of her family. Besides spending time with her family, she enjoyed attending church, crafting, and traveling. On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Annie Doris render went to be with our Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Ross & Josephine Smith one sister Ollie “Big Ollie” Ross and husband John (Bubba) Render. Annie leaves to cherish her memories seven sons and 19 grandchildren: David Ross [Vontina Irvin], Barry Ross [Porsha Birl & Jarrod Ross], Thairus (Samantha) Dowell [Egypt (Timothy) Workman, Thairus Dowell, Jr., Isis Faust, Taryn Dowell & Tamia Dowell], Todd Dowell, Scotty (Lorrie) Render [Chez, Kourtney Kyle, Tyus & Tyshun], Gregory (Tammy) Render [Garrett & Jaison], Jeremy (Shriee) Slaton [Jermoreon], one daughter Angela “Ann” Hall [Markeshia, DeCourtney & Andrea]; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law Minister Rosa Tate and Mary Clayton; and a host of other relatives and very dear and devoted friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Burks Chapel United Methodist Church, 855 Burkes Chapel Road, LaGrange, Georgia 30241.