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“i miss you.i wish you were here.i wish this never happend.i love you.your birthday is soon going to come up.i am going to ...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: jordanbanks - leesberg, GA

“He was my manager at M&M Mars for several. Good man gone. will truly be missed ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: Tommy Rouse - Newton, GA - friend

“Mickey I am so very sorry for your loss and that of your mother also...May GOD wrap you in his GRACE and comfort you and your family in this very...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Melissa Wheaton - Tampa, FL

“I worked with Dana for many of his years at Mars and have fond memories as he was my manager for several of them . He was easy going, fair, focused...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Jeffrey H. Cornell - GA

“Sonya, Mickey and Karen - So sorry to hear about your Dad. May you find some peace and comfort that he is once again with your Mom. We are here for...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Shayne Kerfoot - Lesburg, GA

“In working with Dana, I discovered what a wonderful person he truly was. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time ...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Paula Dampier - Eldridge, MO

“Thinking of you today. ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: Jennifer Goode - Leesburg, GA

“Enjoyed working with Dana. ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Michael J. Dye - Albany, GA

“Dana, was someone you enjoyed working with. He would alway greet you with a smile . He had great problem solving skills and a strong knowledge of...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Donna Bridges - Sasser, GA

“Dana Banks, one of my first and better supervisors while at Mars, Albany. Always respectful and a man of integrity. Mentored me to excellent beyond...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Booker Harper - Albany, GA

“Aunt Audrey, Mickey, Sonya & the rest of the family... You are all in my thoughts & prayers. My heart aches from the flood of emotions I'm filled...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Starr - Columbus, GA - Cousin

“I met Dana in June of 1983 as an 18 year old "Yankee" coming to co-op at Snackmaster. He was so kind to me and used to love to tease me about being...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Joanie Fisher Gross - Atlanta, GA

“Sonya and Mickey, I just heard....I'm sooo sorry. I love you both. Harriett ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Harriett Owens - Chattanooga, TN

“Mickey, Karen and Family, I've been thinking of you all, you are in my prayers. Tim ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Tim Parker - Hampton, GA

“Micky, so very sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers! You were so sweet when we lost Mama and i just wanted you to know i will...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Katie G. Rozell - Pensacola, FL

“Thinking of you guys and praying God wraps you in his arms and holds you tight ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Leah & Gage King - Tampa, FL

“Dana was one of my first bosses when hired at Snackmaster in 1982. He always impressed me with his knowledge of the plant and his no-nonsense...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Calvin Sterling - Albany, GA

“I was so sorry to hear about Dana. Dana was such a joy to work with! He was so passionate, caring, had so much knowledge, and treated everyone...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Carlton Edwards - Albany, GA

“My heart goes out to the family of Dana. Dana was one of the best supervisors I had at Mars. He was a good man. If you had a question he took time to...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Pamela Barfield - Leesburg, GA

“Worked with Dana for many years. He was one of the most likeable and knowledgeable people I have ever known. This was such a shock for all of us. We...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Frank Duke - Albany, GA

“Worked with Dana many years at MARS and he was one of those special people that always made everything look easy..even though it never was. He was...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Greg Suess - Albany, GA

“Dana was my supervisor several times during my tenure at Mars and i have to say he was probably the most helpful to me during my early years on the...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: martin russell - pelham, GA

“We both knew and worked with/for Dana for many years. He was a good man with high standards for himself and others. We are proud to have known him....Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Wayne and Wanda Chason

“I worked with Dana for 9 years at M&M/MARS Albany. Our jobs required working closely together to develop plans and schedules for the plant. Dana was...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Charles Clark - Greenville, MS

“Sorry to hear that Dana passed away. I have a lot of memories of the fun we had at work and away from work. ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Charles Hall - atlanta, GA

“The time we shared was too brief on this earth.. You will be greatly misssed..Our condolences to Mickey and the rest of the family ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: John Rohrs - Albany, GA - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear of Dana's passing. He was such a great supervisor and a joy to work with. We will be praying for you all. ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Paul and Eddie Dunbar - Albany, GA

“We are so sad at Dana's passing. We hope you'll find peace knowing he's with GOD and Ginger. ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: Joe & Cheryl Spaur - IN - family

“Dana was my first supervisor at MARS. He was fantastic when it came to showing workers that while he was there to make sure the work was done he was...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: George Anderson - Byron, GA

“Sonya and Mickey. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of you Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Ronnie and Carol Mixon - Warne, NC


Dana F. Banks, 63, of Lee County, died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his residence.

His funeral service will be 2 PM Monday, January 28, 2013 at Crown Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate.

A native of Columbus, GA, Mr. Banks had lived in the Albany, Lee County area most of his life. He graduated from Dougherty High School in 1967. He worked at M & M Mars for thirty years, retiring in 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife Ginger F. Banks and his brother Tony Banks.

Mr. Banks is survived by his son: Mickey Banks (Karen), Lee County; his daughter: Sonya Banks Simon (Todd Fisher), Leesburg; his grandchildren: Taylor Simon, Caitlin Cox, Mason Simon, Jordan Banks, Colt Banks, Makenna Fisher; his mother: Audrey Banks, Albany; his sisters: Connie Pickelsmeimer, Albany, Beth Rode (Curtis), Lee County.

The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern on Sunday from 3-5 PM.