2021ObituariesJim Banes

May 31, 2021by SealeUser4

February 24, 1933 – May 29,2021

A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother uncle and friend went to his eternal home on Saturday, May 29, 2021. He was 88 years old. Jim proudly served his country, in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Jim loved to play golf, and spend time with his family especially the grandchildren. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his loving wife of 64 years, Coleta Banes; two sons, James Darryl Banes and wife Melodee, Kevin Banes and wife Patti; three grandchildren, Niki, Andrew, Dylan; four great grandchildren, Drew, Christian, Lucy, Collins; two sisters, Iva Lincecum, Barbara Allbritton and husband Howard; numerous, nieces, nephews and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, in Denham Springs, on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 12pm until Celebration of Life Service at 2pm. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Audrey Banes and sister, Gwen McDaniel. Condolences may be offered at www.sealefuneral.com.




  • Jan Hendrix

    June 3, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Jim was my good friend. He was one of the best read people I know. He would read my books and offer constructed criticism that I had not thought of that help me in rewrites. He was an excellent motor cycle rider that I had many fun rides with. He was a good man and I will miss him.


  • Beth Wofford

    June 2, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Harold (Jim) was one of my favorite cousins. I loved him…for many reasons, but
    mostly because he was always so kind and soft spoken. I noticed him often being extra
    friendly to others and always trying to make them feel welcome, especially if it was a
    family member. The world needs more people like him. He will be greatly missed by
    all who knew and loved him.
    My love to all his family and friends.
    I send heartfelt condolences.


  • Julia. McCann

    June 1, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Did not know Mr. Banes real well. He and Coleta bought our house in Watson. I talked to him a few times since then. They were a nice couple and I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏼


  • Amy Thompson

    June 1, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    You must all be terribly upset, I’m so sorry.

    With the deepest sympathy from Amy Thompson and Family.

    We’ll always miss him.


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