Obituaries

PAUL LAVERNE BANNER -

Paul Laverne Banner, age 76, of Mountain City, TN passed away on December 8, 2013 at his residence.

He was born in Avery County on November 11, 1937 a son of the late Frank and Mary Anne Cope Banner.

Paul was a First Airman in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Forest Home Community Church and was a farmer who enjoyed wood working, carpentry and singing.

Along with his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his: wife, Emma Groves Banner; sister, Lavonda Watson; brother, Melvin Banner.

A beloved man who loved his family, friends and community, Paul has left to cherish his memory his: children; Sherrie Banner of Newland, NC, Brian Banner of Newland, NC, Michelle Banner of Clayton, NC; grandchildren, Bryan Paul Banner, Dylan Banner, Erikka Banner all of Newland; companion, Dorothy Harmon of Mountain City, TN.

Funeral services for Paul Laverne Banner will be conducted on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Roland Mullinix officiating. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until the service hour. Family, friends and pallbearers met at the Funeral Home on Thursday, December 12th at 10:00 a.m. to go in procession to the Montezuma Cemetery for graveside services. Pallbearers were: Bryan Paul Banner, Dylan Banner, Bob Banner, Leslie Banner, Gary Church, Jeff Hamby, Shane Matherly, Craig Hinkle.

Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Banner family.