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Murrell Ann (Prince) Bannister

August 5, 1930 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 87)

Murrell Ann Prince Bannister, 87, of Abbeville, wife of the late Fred T. Bannister, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Abbeville Nursing Home. She was born in Abbeville, SC to the late Joseph M. and Marselle Patterson Prince.

Mrs. Bannister, a 1947 graduate of Abbeville High School, was a member of the Abbeville First Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and was especially enthusiastic in caring for her house plants. Her family was the joy of her life; she was a devoted wife and mother.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons; Samuel T. Bannister and Dr. Terry L. Bannister; a granddaughter, Brandy Bannister Drawdy and a sister, Stacia Prince Langston.

Mrs. Bannister is survived by her daughter, Patti A. Bannister (Bob) of Norcross, GA; two grandsons, Joseph Daniel Bannister and Dr. Lee Bannister (Kati); several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Arial Dean Irwin of Abbeville and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Harris Funeral Home Abbeville Chapel. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Abbeville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. John Keith officiating. Burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery.

The family is at the home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Bannister may be sent to the Abbeville First Baptist Church, Grass Cutting Ministry, PO Box 825, Abbeville, SC 29620.

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Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Bannister family.


 Service Information

September 28, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Abbeville
302 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

Funeral Service
September 29, 2017

11:00 AM
Abbeville First Baptist Church
307 North Main St.
Abbeville, SC 29620

September 29, 2017

Long Cane Cemetery
Hwy. 20
Abbeville, SC 29620

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