Bessie Banister
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Funeral services for Bessie Banister, 83, of the Lamasco Community (Eddyville), were conducted on Sunday, February 11, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., at the Lamasco Baptist Church with Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton being in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Dean Ray, assisted by Rev. Ronnie Fox, officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Lamasco Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Banister died on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 6 a.m., at her home following a long illness.

Mrs. Banister was born on September 5, 1923, in Lyon County. She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Maggie Thompson Oliver.

Mrs. Banister was a retired Inspector for Arvin Industries, and was a member of Lamasco Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Bruce Banister in 1994; a son, Marian Banister; two daughters, Rosella Banister and Nancy Colley; a brother, R.B. Oliver; and a sister, Maggie Earl Gray.

Survivors include a son, Harlan N. Banister of Kuttawa; two daughters and son-in-law, Phyllis and Ted Garland of Hopkinsville, and Gloria Marcella Damron of Chandler, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Ricky Baker, Robin Galusha, Scott Colley, Chezley Neth, Kim Cox, Michelle Nigel, Schanda Doughty, and Quincey Garland; three brothers, Herbert Oliver of Princeton, Bobby Oliver of Henderson, and Doug Oliver of Newton, Ill.; two sisters, Marie Oliver and Christine Castle, both of Hopkinsville; and several nieces and nephews.
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