Cecil Vergil Pankey, 88, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his residence. A native of Albertville, Ala., he has lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life. He was a former employee of Yates Bleachery where he worked for over 40 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Newman Pankey; daughter, Eloise Pankey Parrish; and parents, William Porter and Rosa Cecil Baxter Pankey. He is survived by four grandchildren, Rhonda (Mike) Waddle, Charles David "Buck" (Rachel) Parrish Jr., Sonya (Kyle) Fuquea and Troy (Ruthie) Parrish, all of Chickamauga; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Chickamauga City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today, all day Thursday and Friday until funeral time at the funeral home. An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home. J. Avery Bryan Chapel. Chickamauga.