Hancock Funeral Home Inc.
Cora L. Banks
(January 7, 1932 - July 6, 2012)
Mrs. Cora Augustine LaPointe Banks, 80, passed away Friday afternoon, July 6, 2012, at her residence in Americus.
A funeral mass is planned for Monday, July 9, 2012, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Father Clif Marquis will officiate.
A visitation will be held Sunday evening, July 8, 2012, at Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 PM. Friends may call at other times at the family residence, 201 Wanda Way.
A daughter of the late Leonard LaPointe & Alvine LaChance LaPointe, she was born January 7, 1932 in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada.
Mrs. Banks was a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church since 1964. She was a home maker, and had owned the Bowling Center in Americus. She was a secretary at Americus High School in the late 1970's & early 1980's, was a bailiff at the Sumter County Courthouse, and worked at the Middle Flint Day Treatment Center in the 1990's.
Survivors include 2 sons, Larry Banks (Rhonda) of Americus and Leonard Banks (Diane) of Gray, GA; 2 daughters, Linda Hagins (Tommy) of Americus and Tammy Relyea (Robert) of Fayetteville, NC; 2 brothers, Paul LaPointe of St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada and Marc LaPointe of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada; 1 sister, Rachel Kirkland (Tom) of Mesquite, TX; daughter-in-law Elaine Banks; grandchildren: Zachary Hagins, Melissa Hagins, Meredith Owen (Clay), Travis Banks, Megan Relyea, Gavin Banks (Kim), Brandon Banks, Brian Mooney, Nicholas Banks (Becca), & Lindsey Harris (Brett); 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard W. Banks in 2003, and by 2 sons, Marc Banks in 1991 and Dennis Banks in 2005.
For those wishing to do so, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 332 S. Lee St., Americus, GA 31709.
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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is in charge of arrangements.