GAINESVILLE - Zella Autry Wilbanks, 86, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Mrs. Wilbanks was born on September 2, 1927, in Gainesville, the daughter of the late Ernest and Ida Mae Wiley Autry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde F. Wilbanks; a daughter, Pilerica Wilbanks; and sister, Ernestine Autry Pinochet. Mrs. Wilbanks was a member of the Gainesville First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Riverbend High School and North Georgia College. She was a retired secretary for The Georgia Forestry Commission with 31 years of service.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Debbie Wilbanks, Commerce,; grandchildren, Zachary and Brandy Wilbanks, and Matthew Wilbanks; and great-granddaughter, Annabelle Wilbanks.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at the Homer United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim McLendon and David Gravitt officiating. Interment will follow in Banks County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Homer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Homer, GA 30547.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.