Billie Lamar Banes, 77, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2012. He was born in Marianna, Arkansas, on April 4, 1935.
He served his country in the Army from 1958-1960. Billie began his career at Hinds Community College as a student, continuing his education at Mississippi State University receiving his BS degree, then later receiving his Masters degree in 1965. Billie came back to Hinds Community College as an Animal Science instructor where he has been for 52 years. He has served as 4-H volunteer, was a member of Raymond United Methodist C hurch, member of the Mississippi Cattleman's Assoc. , Hinds County Soil & Water Conservation & the Raymond Masonic Lodge. Billie has received numerous awards during his lifetime at Hinds, as well as within the livestock community. He loved working with the many children he served as a teacher, volunteer & mentor.
Preceded in death by his parents, sister & 1 son (Charles David Banes), Billie is survived by his wife Carol Weslyn Lewis Banes, sons Kenneth N. Banes (Pam), Stephen L. Banes (Michelle), Brad L. Banes (Sonya), 8 grandchildren & brother Buddy Banes. Billie was a beloved spouse, father, grandfather, mentor and friend. He will be missed greatly.
Visitation will be from 5-8pm Friday, December 21, 2012, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond. A second visitation will be from 10-11am on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Hinds Community College campus in Raymond, followed by funeral services at 11:00am. Graveside services will follow at Raymond Cemetery.
Any memorials can be made to the Raymond United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 64, Raymond, MS 39154.