Saturday, April 18, 2020

David E. Bane, Sr.

David E. Bane, Sr., age 81, passed away surrounded by his loving family Saturday, April 18, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. Private graveside services and interment will be Monday, April 20 at Memorial Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Tim Horton officiating. In order for the family to follow the COVID-19 precautions in place under Executive Order 1466 of Governor Tate Reeves, the service will be private.

David was born October 30, 1938, to Earnest Roy and Carrie Mills Bane in the Ford Community of Winston County, Mississippi. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. David retired from his career with Southern Natural Gas Company. He enjoyed fishing and hunting until his health prevented his participation in these activities. He also enjoyed eating out with his wife, taking rides to nowhere, serving papers, and after his retirement, he really enjoyed his computer. David never a met stranger—he loved to talk and joke with others. He answered the call of his country by serving in the Army National Guard.

David is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Ellouise Chandler Bane of Louisville. He also leaves behind to mourn his passing three sons: David Bane and wife Apryl of Louisville, Jason Bane and wife Lisa of Madison, Mississippi, and Darren Bane and wife Lisa of Meridian, Mississippi. He dearly loved his grandchildren and one of his greatest joys was being “Paw” to his 10 grandchildren: Chandler (Ashley) Bane, Brooke (Reed) Wells, Brittany (Matthew) Wilson, Jordan Bane, Braxton Bane, Carley Bane, Brianna Bane, Haden (Cody) Davis, Allyn Edmonson, and Rossy Edmonson. He was also looking forward to the birth of first great-grandchild in September. David is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Roy Lamar Bane, two infant brothers, and two sisters Betty Jean Graves and Ilene Bridges.

Serving as pallbearers are Chandler Bane, Braxton Bane, Jordan Bane, Reed Wells, Matthew Wilson, and Cody Davis. Memorials in honor of David may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at