Rayburn H. Bankston, 73, of Mansfield, died December 10, 2011, at Abbey Hospice, in Social Circle. Mr. Bankston was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. He dearly loved and enjoyed his family and friends. Mr. Bankston was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Todd; and his parents, Lamar and Gennie Mae (Kines) Bankston.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Mansfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glenda and William Gauntt of Oxford, Rosa Bankston of Bethlehem, GA, Louise and Ty Benton of Brevard, NC, Cedelia and Harry Jones of Loganville, Joan and Allen Rutledge of Covington; sister-in-law, Nancy Parker of Mansfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy and Joy Parker of Covington; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Bankston will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd Street, with Rev. Charles Roper and Mr. Jason Parker officiating, and interment following in Oxford Historical Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, December 13, from 6:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 128, Oxford, GA 30054; or Abbey Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 68, Social Circle, GA 30025.