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Preston "P O" Oliver Banks
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Preston Oliver “P O” Banks, 90, of Fayetteville died Friday, June 9, 2017 following several months of declining health. Mr. Banks was born and raised in the College Park, GA area on June 17, 1926 to the late Edward Luther and Mary Lois Cook Banks. He attended Eastern Elementary School and Campbell High School. Mr. Banks proudly served in the United States Army 11th Airborne Unit of the U. S. Army from 1944-1946 in the Philippine Islands during World War II. He served through the end of the war and during the occupation of Japan. After his service, he was employed with the U.S. Government in the Civil Service at the Atlanta Army Depot (Ft. Gilliam) in Forest Park, GA. He was a member of the Christ Our Shepherd Church and the College Park Masonic Lodge #454 F&AM. He loved fishing, woodworking and his family.

Survivors include his beloved wife of over 69 years, Juneyst Meier Banks; his son, Dave Banks and his wife, Mary; his daughter, Bonnie Jo Ashley and her husband, Joseph; his precious grandchildren, Jeff (Tamara) Ashley, Christina (Tyler) Werts, Michelle (Robby) Elliott, and Gary (Brooke) Banks; and two precious great-grandchildren, Sarah and Ryan Ashley.

Funeral services for Mr. Banks will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. John Weber officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 5714 Old National Highway, College Park, GA. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday evening, June 13, 2017 at the funeral home.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville

180 N Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

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1:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville

180 N Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Cemetery Details


Pleasant Hill Cemetery

5714 Old National Highway
College Park, GA 30349


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