Alanna “Tater Bug” Lorene Wilkes, 15 months old, of Whittier went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at her residence. Alanna was born December 20, 2010 in Sylva, NC. She is the daughter of Benjamin and Jamie (Bacot) Wilkes.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by 2 borthers, Zabayon George and David Chiltoski, Jr; 2 sisters, Danita Chiltoski and Navaeh Dawn Wilkes; her paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Maggie Wilkes, Sr. of Whittier; her maternal grandparents, James Bacot of Fayetteville and Kathleen Bacot of Whittier; her paternal great grandparents, Bascom and Judith Wilkes of Sylva; her maternal great grandmother, Shirley Hawk of Bryson City; her paternal great-great grandmother, Mary Cagle of Sylva; and her great uncle, Christopher Hawk.
Funeral services will be 2pm Thursday, April 19, 2012 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva with the Rev. Tim Pressley officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 pm prior to the service. Burial will be in Fairview Gardens, Sylva on Thursday, April 19 at 2:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with final expenses, and can be dropped off at the funeral home. An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.