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Talmadge Banks

August 13, 1927 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 93)


Talmadge Banks, age 93, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in Douglas, Georgia. Mr. Banks was born on August 13, 1927 in Coffee County, Georgia the son of the late Oscar Preston & Mittie Ann Wheeler Banks.

Mr. Banks was a retired employee  with Fleetwood Homes and was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Merritt, son-in-law, Dennis Wright and 9 brothers & sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Banks of Douglas, GA; 3 daughters, Linda (Dennis) Wright of Douglas, GA,  Shirley Spivey (Jimmy Claude) of Douglas, GA; , and Angie (Kenneth) Merritt;  grandchildren, Jonathan Wright (Shanlee) of Douglas, GA, Amie Fussell (Chad) of Douglas, GA; Cristi Luke of Fitzgerald, GA, Clay Spivey (Melissa) of Douglas, GA; Chad Merritt  of Douglas Ga; Erik Merritt (Nicole) of Douglas, GA, Grant Merritt (Blake Lee) of Douglas, GA and, Katie Butts (Josh) of Willacoochee, GA; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive friends Friday afternoon, July 23, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Sims Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at Douglas City Cemetery with Rev. Mark Mercer and Rev. Jimmy McMillian officiating. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Wright, Clay Spivey, Erik Merritt, Grant Merritt, Larry Wiggins, Chad Fussell , Josh Butts., and Jimmy Wiggins.

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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July 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home
201 N Peterson Ave.
Douglas, Georgia 31533

Graveside Service
July 23, 2021

4:00 PM
Douglas City Cemetery
1623 N. Gaskin Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

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