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Joyce Marie Tatum Wilbanks
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Funeral service for Joyce Marie Tatum Wilbanks, 84, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Clarkesville First United Methodist Church with burial to follow the service in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Wilbanks died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, following a period of declining health.

Born May 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frank M. and Ruth Church Tatum. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Bartley Wilbanks.

Mrs. Wilbanks studied at Piedmont College and she was a member of Clarkesville First United Methodist Church. She served on the Clarkesville City Council for 25 years. Mrs. Wilbanks was a homemaker and she enjoyed cooking and collecting dolls.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Harriet W. and Art Cole of Lawrenceville; son, Keith Bartley Wilbanks of Gainesville; grandson, Graham Cole of Shanghai, China; and brothers, James Tatum and Clifton Tatum.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today, Dec. 4.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarkesville First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 365, Clarkesville, GA 30523.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, December 4, 2013