Homer T. Banks

June 12, 1931 - April 20, 2017 

Homer T. Banks

June 12, 1931 - April 20, 2017 

Obituary for Homer T. Banks

HOMER THOMAS BANKS, age 85 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 following an extended illness.

Born in Demorest, Georgia on June 12, 1931, he was a son of the late William Richard and Zadie Mae Shelnut Banks. Mr. Banks served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a self-employed carpenter for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and was a former President of the Habersham County Coon Hunters Association for many years. Mr. Banks was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Thomas Banks; daughter, Shirley Ann Banks; brothers and sister-in-law, Randall Banks, Milton & Pearl Banks.

Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Carolyn Smith Banks of Clarkesville; daughter and son-in-law, Debra & Anthony Franklin of Demorest; daughter-in-law, Penny Banks of Cornelia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Otis & Linda Banks of Lucasville, OH, Vermon & Ruth Banks of Demorest, Elmer & Dot Banks of Cleveland, Tilford and Iva Lee Banks of Demorest, and Carven & Annette Banks of Demorest; sister, Colleen Hudson of Covington; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 from the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Anthony Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army, Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, American Legion Post #84, and the DAV Chapter #15.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. & 7 until 9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com


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