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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Mr. Bennie Banner Passing

KINGSPORT — Mr. Bennie Lee Banner departed this earthly life Thursday (July 10, 2008) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born the ninth child of the late Simon Peter and Nora Banner in Avery County, N.C. on July 20, 1937, Mr. Banner attended Douglass High School in Kingsport.
Mr. Banner retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 30 years of service.
He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he sang in various choirs and was a past president of the Voices Of Peace.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Mettie Beatrice Banner; one daughter, Ms. Pamela Hughes, Kingsport; one granddaughter, Miss Jennifer Hughes, Athens, Ga.; one grandson, Christopher Hughes, Kingsport; one great-grandson, De’Sean Hughes, Athens, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Irene Johnson, Baltimore, Md.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. til the hour of service Sunday at the Shiloh Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with Dr. Rev. Kenneth Calvert officiating.
Interment will follow at East Lawn Cemetery.
Expression of love and online condolences can be sent to
Mr. Bennie Lee Banner and family are in the care of R.A. Clark Funeral Service, Inc., 245-4971.