Zelma R. Bannister, age 90, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Northridge Nursing Home in Commerce. She was born Zelma Katherine Reidling on Nov. 18, 1922, in Jackson County, the daughter of Ola Herbert and Thomas D. Reidling.
She graduated from Commerce High School in 1939 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in home economics from the University of Georgia
in 1943. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
She formerly taught school at Bold Springs School in Jackson County and served as home demonstration agent for the Agricultural Extension Service in Forsyth County for 30 years, retiring at the end of 1979.
She was married to Henry Grady Bannister of Cumming from 1950 until his death in 2001. Her earlier marriage to the late William C. Warren ended in divorce.
She is survived by her son, William "Bill" Warren.
Entombment will be held at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens Friday, July 5, at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 10-11 a.m.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.