Obituaries - 11.16.16

Emily White Collins
Emily White Collins, age 72 of McDonough, Ga., passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Jackson United Methodist Church with Rev. Philip DeMore, and Rev. Jim McRae officiating. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414. The family requests that donations be made to The Kensley Grace Foundation 115 Westridge Industrial Blvd., McDonough, GA 30253.

Lavert J. Chargois Jr.
Mr. Lavert J. Chargois Jr. “Bo”, age 77, of McDonough, Ga., passed away October 21, 2016.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 28, 2016 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, 770-914-8833. To leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Jean Milam Laney
Jean Milam Laney, age 88 of McDonough, Ga., passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016.
A private graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Community Cemetery in Pell City, Ala. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Praying For Paws 289 Jonesboro Road Suite 266, McDonough, GA 30253. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

James Howard Banks
Mr. James Howard Banks, age 82 of McDonough, Ga., passed away November 13, 2016. He was born in Madras, Ga., to the late Howard Smith and Thelma Helen Brown Banks. He was a loving husband, brother and exceptional father and grandfather, he made us all his family. James was a friend to all that knew him. He enjoyed helping people, hunting, fishing, and was an overall sportsman. He will always be known for his humor and wit. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Banks and grandsons, Jason Banks and Jonathan Banks.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Banks of McDonough; children, Gary (Sheri) Banks of Warner Robins, Ronnie (Donna) Banks of Clarkesville, Rusty (Anne) Banks of Ft. Mills, SC and Bonnie Banks Kirstine of Stockbridge; brother, Julian (Susan) Banks of Sharpsburg; sister, Joanne Martin of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at noon in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Rev. Al O’Quinn will officiate. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park in Jonesboro at 2 p.m. Friends may visit the family Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Contributions are asked to be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30342-1605 in memory of Mr. Banks. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, 770-914-8833,