Thursday, May 15, 2008

LeRoy Banks Weaver

ACKERMAN - LeRoy Banks Weaver, 99, a retired insurance agent, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Choctaw County Medical Center in Ackerman, MS. Visitation is today from 5p.m. - 8p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Funeral services are 11a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS with burial in the Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS is handling the arrangements. Banks was a 1928 graduate of Ackerman High School.

Mr. Weaver was born in Ackerman, MS on August 6, 1908. He was an independent insurance agent for over 68 years until the sale of his family business in 1997. He also operated the first funeral home and ambulance service in Choctaw County until 1954. He was the only surviving Charter Member of the Ackerman Rotary Club founded in 1945. He served as club president and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the Ackerman Methodist Church where he had served as Sunday School Teacher for the Men's Bible Class and High School Class and chairman of the Administrative Board, Finance Committee, and Board of Trustees. He was a trustee for Ackerman High School serving as president in 1960. He was currently an Associate Director of Regions Bank.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jane S. Weaver and one son, Hugh Banks Weaver, both of Ackerman, MS. Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy Jefferson Weaver and Mary Banks Weaver, and a brother Joe Garland Weaver. Memorials may be made to Ackerman Methodist Church, Palmer Home for Children, or French Camp Academy.