Larry and Joyce Banister established Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega in May of 1984.
Larry started his funeral career at Henry M. Blanchard and Son Funeral Home in Atlanta in 1965.
After a tour of
duty in the U.S. Air Force he
returned home in 1969 and went to work in the family funeral home, Banister
Funeral Home in Dawsonville.
Larry graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1971 and has been a licensed funeral
director and embalmer for many years.
and Joyce married in 1977.
In 1984, Larry
and Joyce realized their dream of having a funeral home in
This allowed Larry
and Joyce to devote their full
was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in October of 2011.
With faith in God and a great neurologist,
Larry Banister is also a member and supporter of the local Kiwanis and Lions Clubs.
Larry and Joyce are members of Dahlonega Baptist Church.