ALBANY -- William C. (Bill) Banks, Jr., 87, of Albany, GA died August 13, 2012 at Willson Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Rev. James R. Bullion will officiate. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
A native of Lakeland, GA, Mr. Banks graduated from Lanier County High School in 1942. He joined the United States Navy and served during World War II. After his military service, he enrolled in The University of Georgia, was a member of the Kappa Alfa Fraternity and graduated from The University of Georgia School of Law.
Mr. Banks moved to Albany, GA in 1970 from Valdosta, GA and served as President of The Citizen and Southern Bank of Albany until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and The Benevolent and Protective Order of The Elks, Lodge # 713.
Survivors include his wife, Helena R. Banks of Albany, GA, two daughters, Laura Banks Booth of Albany, GA and Betty Banks Suggs and her husband, Dwayne of Leesburg, GA, a brother, George Banks and his wife, Shirley of Lakeland, GA, two grandchildren, Matthew Dwayne Suggs and Andrew Banks Suggs both of Leesburg, GA. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Banks a sister, Betty Anne Banks Harvey and a son-in-law, Donald Booth.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home.
Those desiring may make memorials to Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Road, Albany, GA 31707.
The family will be at the residence of Dwayne and Betty Suggs, 647 Winifred Road, Leesburg, GA 31763.
To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews' website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
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