Mrs. Sara Nell Wilbanks Poe, age 87, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Poe was born in Nicholson to the late Gordon Ernest and Minnie Mar Barnett Wilbanks. She was a member of River of Life Worship Center and a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Poe was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Wilbanks.
Mrs. Poe is survived by her husband, Lanier Poe of Nicholson; daughters, Brenda Elrod of Talmo and Deborah Charping (Clay) of Abbeville, SC; sons, Donald Poe (Dianne) of Jefferson and Paul Poe (Rena) of Nicholson; sisters, Dorothy Weldon of Jefferson and Lois Mae Poe of Commerce; brothers, David Wilbanks of Nicholson and James Alvin Wilbanks of Buford; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Due to the recommendation of the CDC, and the executive order issued by Governor Brian Kemp banning all gatherings of 10 or more people, services for Mrs. Poe are being planned accordingly to comply with this order.
Graveside services will be Friday, March 27 at 2 PM at Howington Cemetery with Rev. Mike Stowers officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 398, Nicholson, GA 30565.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of arrangements.