Richard Bannister

Born: Sun., Oct. 6, 1940
Died: Mon., Mar. 19, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 20, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 20, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Mar. 21, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

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Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 21, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Richard Edward Bannister, age 77 of Gainesville. Dr. Mike Williams will officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Bannister passed away Monday March 19,2018.

Mr. Bannister was born in Hall County to the late Ralph Bannister and Lois Hulsey Bannister. He served in the U.S. Navy and had worked for Barton Security. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Sara Palmer Bannister, Gainesville, son and daughter-in-law, Heath and Denise Bannister, Talmo, step-son, Charles Palmer, Gainesville, grandson and spouse, Tyler and Kathy Bannister, Talmo, step-grandson, Dusty Poole, Talmo, great-grandson, Trenton Bannister, Talmo, step great-granddaughter, Holly Poole, Gainesville, step great-grandson, Garrett Poole, Talmo, step-grandson, Jarrett Palmer, Flowery Branch, step-granddaughter and spouse, Paige Palmer and B.J. Skelton, Flowery Branch, brother, William R. “Bill” Bannister, Gainesville, and sister, Ann Greer, Gainesville.

Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to Pine Crest Baptist Church Building Fund 2520 Mountain View Drive Gainesville, GA 30504.  

Condolences may be made online at Ward’s Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

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Melanie Gravitt
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
I am so sad to hear about Uncle Richards passing! I was in shock with Mother called me this morning. I am happy to recall all of the good memories I have with Uncle Richard and Heath when I was growing up. We had some good times riding to school in the mornings and Uncle Richard went with me to some of my Blue Bird meetings and parties when Daddy was unable to attend. He always told us a funny joke and made us laugh.I am glad I was able to see him at Thanksgiving through the years after I moved to Statesboro. I miss you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time! I love you all!

Jack and Sandra Coley
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you during the days ahead.

Joyce Mullins
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
Sara, So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Please know we are praying for you and your family for peace and comfort. We love you!

Joyce and Harold Mullins

Richard Newman
   Posted Tue March 20, 2018
Sara. Rudy, and family,
You have Elaine and my deepest sympathy and our love and prayers. Being Navy, there is a special place in my heart for fellow "swabbies". May Got cover you with His comfort and peace at this time.
Richard and Elaine

Missy Brady Owen
   Posted Tue March 20, 2018
Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you.

Elise Jackson
   Posted Tue March 20, 2018
Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers. May God give you


Susan & Steve Leslie
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Sara, We are so saddened to hear about Richards passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.
I wish we could be there in person but know how much we love you.
Steve & Susan

Ann Cook
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
Sara and Family I am so sorry for you loss, you are in my Prayers. God Bless You.

Williams Family
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Condolences to the Bannister family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

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