Ms. Winnie Bell Sanford Banks

Ms. Winnie Bell (Sanford) Banks, 86, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

She was born May 15, 1932, to the late Benjamin and Maggie Viola Crawford Sanford in Ellijay. She was a member of Tails Creek Baptist Church and a retiree of Galaxy Carpet Mills in Chatsworth. 

She is preceded in death by husband, Bert G. Banks Sr.; daughter, Loretta Banks; daughter-in-law, Yelonda Clayton Banks; sisters, Cleo Copeland, Dorothy Lee Barnes, Annie Mae Burgess, Lillian Bridges and Rosa Lee Garland; and brothers, Junior Sanford, Edward Sanford, Ruel Sanford, Earl Sanford and Frank Sanford.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, from Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with family and friends officiating. 

She is survived by son, Bert G. Banks Jr.; grandchildren, Brett Banks, Adrianna and Darin Bowen and Bart and KC Banks, all of Ellijay; great-grandchildren, Skyler Banks, Autumn Banks, Kaley Banks, Benny Banks, Bryce Bowen and Brooklyn Bowen; sisters and brother-in-law, Reatha Dotson, of Ellijay, Juanita Long, Josephine and Mike Gregory, all of Dalton; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Dorothy Sanford, of Ellijay.

Donations can be made to the Crossroads Cemetery Fund, 433 Riverbottom Road, Ellijay, GA 30536 or to the Tails Creek Cemetery Fund, 40 Fox Trail Court, Talking Rock, GA 30175 in memory of Ms. Banks. 

Condolences can be made at 

Logan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
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