GAINESVILLE - Annie Lou Banks, 81, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
She was born April 24, 1930, the daughter of the late Charles Henry Ward and Dolley Burgess Ward Bennett. Mrs. Banks was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. Banks, Sr.; stepfather, Dial Bennett; brothers, Bill Ward, Monroe Ward and Henry Ward; and sisters, Emma White and Gertrude Phillips.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy W. and Doris Banks, Kennesaw, John W. and Gayle Banks, Watkinsville, Harold W. and Rachael Banks, Methuen, Mass.; daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Jacky McDougald, Oakwood; daughter, Patti Banks Crowe, Gainesville; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Ward, Gainesville; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, February 17, from the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, with interment following at Mt. Zion Baptist Church cemetery. The family will meet at the church cemetery at 3 p.m. Friday. The Revs. Ken Anderson and Fred Enlow Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, February 16, at the funeral home.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.