Violet (Kendrick) Bannister

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Kilgroe Chapel for Violet Kendrick Bannister, 76, Southside, formerly of Pell City, who died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Burial is at Valley Hill Memorial Cemetery.
She was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church and was owner and operator of the Midsouth Food Mart in Eden for 20 years. She was a 1955 graduate of Pell City High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Bannister.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Alan) Preston and Sharron Bruce; a sister, Mary E. "Bonnie" Sutherland; and four grandchildren, Baileigh Thompson, Tiera Short, Chris Waldrop and Landon Gardner.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Kilgroe Funeral Home, 2219 Second Ave. N., Pell City; 205-338-3341.
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Funeral Home

Kilgroe Funeral Home
2219 - 2nd Ave North Pell City, AL 351251705
(205) 338-3341

Published in The Gadsden Times on Dec. 12, 2013