Henderson Herman "Bud" Bankston, age 84, of Suwanee, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2009. The funeral will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Duluth First United Methodist Church with Dr. Tommy Green officiating. The remains will be placed in state at 1:30 PM. Interment will follow in Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross. A native of Barnesville, GA, Mr. Bankston was retired from Western Union with over 40 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII. Bud was a member of the Duluth First United Methodist Church and was active in the Methodist Men's Group. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy Mattlage Bankston of Suwanee; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael & Charlotte Bankston of Fernandina Beach, FL and David & Linda Bankston of Avondale, PA; granddaughters, Jessica Black and her husband Tim of Duluth and Jennifer Bankston of Morgantown, WV; step-grandsons, Matthew Langdon and Christian Langdon, both of Avondale, PA. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel. (770) 476-2535