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MR. JOHNNY LAVERN ROBBS - Age 73, of Chicago, Illinois and formerly of Dalton, Georgia went to rest on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was a United States Army Veteran, was a graduate of Chicago State University, and was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company. He will be remembered as a very caring honest person who was a firm believer in what he believed in. He enjoyed traveling and taking trips with his loving wife. He also enjoyed attending family events. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Evelyn Robbs, and siblings, Mattie Robbs, Sony Robbs, and Donald Green.

He leaves to carry on his memory are his lovely wife, Marie Anderson Robbs; one son, Johnny L. Simon; four grandchildren, Destinee Defell, Deja Simon, Johnny L. Simon, Jr., and Morgan Calvin; niece, Debra Sheets, three nephews, Sam (Sharon) Pender, Donald Green, Jr., and David Green; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. at the Gatling’s Chapel, 10133 S. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois 60628. The family will receive friends from 11:00 until the funeral hour. Interment, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Arrangements by Gatling’s Chapel, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. This announcement is made by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia. 


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  • Monday, September 11, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Willis Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    May memories of Lavern and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort . Betty Weaver Quinn and Family
    ~ Betty Quinn   Bronx, NY
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY, HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED. THE DALTON AREA LOOKED FORWARD TO SEEING HIS SMILING FACE EACH HOLIDAY. PRAYING THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO CARRY ON. ALL OUR LOVE, DALTON COMMUNITY
    ~ PATSY MCDADE,FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DALTON GA.   DALTON
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Sorry for the loss, we will miss you and your confetious smile, may you RIH!! Stan & Marilyn
    ~ Stan (Marilyn) Anderson   Lyerly, GA