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Della Marie Freeman Banks
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1934
Swain County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 2011
Clarke County
Georgia, USA

Della Marie Freeman Banks, 76, of the Silvermine community, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 3, 2011, in an Athens, Ga., hospital.

A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Eva Mashburn Freeman. She was a member of Nantahala Baptist Church. She was a loving caregiver for many, many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Banks; two sons, Joey and Gary Banks and daughter, Sandra Earls; and eight siblings.

She is survived by six daughters, Evon Banks of Cherokee, Debi Dills of Commerce, Ga., Donna Ball of Bryson City, Rosetta Risinger of Greensboro, Lorie Simonds of Bryson City, and Imogene Banks of Bryson City; one sister, Imogene Gilstrap of Pickens, S.C.; two brothers, Lon Freeman of Bryson City and Lance Freeman of Pickens, S.C.; 29 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 6 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Rev. Kenny Ball and Rev. Greg Morgan officiated, with burial in Euchella Cemetery.

The family received friends Tuesday, April 5 at the funeral home.

Published: April 6, 2011 The Smoky Mountain Times
Family links: 
  Lawrence Lee Freeman (1896 - 1959)
  Eva Louiza Mashburn Freeman (1901 - 1998)
  Eugene R. Banks (1930 - 1997)
  Gary Eugene Banks (1956 - 2005)*
  Sandra Roselee Banks Earls (1960 - 2010)*
  Joseph Roscoe Banks (1967 - 1968)*
  Zelphia Rosalee Freeman Rathbone (1921 - 2010)*
  James Royal Freeman (1922 - 1957)*
  John Z Freeman (1925 - 2009)*
  Della Marie Freeman Banks (1934 - 2011)
  Don Freeman (1936 - 1989)*
  Lon Freeman (1936 - 2013)*
  Daniel Elias Freeman (1938 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship


Euchella Cemetery
Bryson City
Swain County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Kate McQueen Kretchmer
Record added: Jun 23, 2012
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Della Marie <i>Freeman</i> Banks
Added by: Kate McQueen Kretchmer
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