MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 10 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Banta, 82, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and the Ladies Bible Class, she died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. She was very active in the Ted E. Bear Club where she served as the primary seamstress and was an avid reader. She was an auditor for the J.C. Penney Company and retired after 23 years of service.
Services were conducted by Brother David Shannon. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Park, FL.
Survivors include: children Patty Willoughby of Mt. Juliet, Jeanette Davis of Georgia, Shirley Clegg of Lebanon and Carolyn (Jon) Rose of Memphis.
Also surviving: brother Herman Thornburg of Florida; randchildren Lisa Pratt, Steve Cannon, Sheri McAfee, Joe Lee Davis, Gary Davis, Craig Davis, Mike Schmitz, Russell Clements, Scott Clements and Daniel Clements; great-grandchildren Amy Pratt, Daniel Pratt, Tiffany Cannon, Josh Cannon, Alyssa McAfee, Cara McAfee, Christina McAfee, Katie Davis, Julia Davis, Jeremy Davis, Ashley Davis, Hayden Davis, Allen Clements, Anastasia Clements and Krista Clements; niece Wanda Renken.
She is preceded in death by parents Mont Cephas and Bertha Mae Wright Thornburg, husband Newell Banta; sister Zelma McCarty; grandson Glen Cannon and son-in-law Al Willoughby.
Memorials may be made to the Ted E. Bear Ministry at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, 1940 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, 37122.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.