JEFFERSON - Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Hardy Wilbanks, 83, entered into rest Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Winder, the daughter of the late Hoyt and Thelma Sims Hardy. Mrs. Wilbanks was a graduate of Athens Technical College, a retired Licensed Practical Nurse, and an employee of the Jackson Herald Newspaper for many years. Mrs. Wilbanks was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, and together with her late husband Tom, enjoyed maintaining the grounds around the church. Mrs. Wilbanks was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Charles Wilbanks; grandson, Kory Potts; brother, Hoyt Hardy Jr.; and sister, Louise White.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Damon and Janice Wilbanks, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Jeff Potts, Jefferson; grandchildren, Shawn and Casey McNally, Tyler and Carla Truelove, Kyle and Chelsey Potts; great-grandchildren, Kade McNally, Graciebeth and Ty Trulove, and Katypaige Potts; sisters, Bobbie Skinner, Jane Phillips, Myra Brock; and a brother, Jerry Hardy.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms officiating along with family members. The burial will follow in the Woodbine Cemetery with Fred Glass, Fred Gurley, Larry Hardy, Phil Thurmond, Buddy Long, Mitch Brock, and Jimmy Gooch honored as pallbearers. The visitation will be held on Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Jefferson prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Serenity Personal Care Home, 1442 Johnson Mill Rd., Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com