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Rosemary Arnold Wilbanks, 1934-2022



Rosemary Arnold Wilbanks obituary
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Mrs. Rosemary Arnold Wilbanks, 88, a resident of McAdams, formerly of Glen Allan, Mississippi, passed away peacefully at Atwood Assisted Living facility in Kosciusko on August 26, 2022.

Born July 22,1934, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Eugene Arnold and Whitfield Rowland Arnold of Glen Allen.

Rosemary is survived by her four children, Thomas Eugene Wilbanks (Valerie) of Byram, Paula Wilbanks Tharp (John) of McAdams, John Hilliard Wilbanks (Virginia) of Mathiston, and Debbie Wilbanks Almand (Matthew), of College Station, Texas. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Heather Wilbanks Church (Justin), Hilliary Tharp O’Briant (Zac), Warner Wilbanks Pettit (Brandon), Chelsea Wilbanks Teasley (Jonathan), Sarah Almand Stebbins (Chris), Addison Ruth Wiggins, Jessica Leigh Almand, Lora Beth Nason, Rebecca Diane Almand, Matthew Hilliard Almand, and 13 great-grandchildren.

A visitation service for friends and family will be held Sunday, August 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork, MS. The funeral service will be held Monday, August 29, at 11 a.m. (visitation preceding at 10 a.m.) at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork, with graveside services to follow at Fayette Cemetery in Jefferson County beginning at 3 p.m. Pallbearers will be Matthew Almand, Zac O’Briant, Dave Duncan, Nap Book, Wayne Windham, and Larry Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks Foundation to further scholarships for ROTC Cadets attending The University of North Georgia. Contributions can be mailed or made online.

Hilliard A. Wilbanks Foundation

Post Office Box 1776

Cornelia, GA 30531

Rosemary, a dedicated military spouse, was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks. Her life was full having traveled extensively in the early years of their marriage to locations including Alaska and Nevada. After his death, she settled in Glen Allan with her parents to continue raising their four children. Rosemary’s long career with Bunge Corporation afforded her many friends who she held dear. She loved her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, her flowers, and her occasional furry friends.

The family wishes to thank all who have expressed their love and condolences. A special thanks is expressed for the care team at Atwood Assisted Living and Sta Home Hospice who took such loving care of her when she needed it most.

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