Age: 78 Address: Phipps Creek, Yancey County Date of Death: Friday, November 9, 2012 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Agnes Blankenship Banks. He was also preceded in death by sisters: Evelyn McPeters, Ida Angel and Madge Fagan and brothers: Willie Crate, Rolin, Hobert, Vernon and Edwin Banks. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in Germany, and a retired employee of BASF.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Betty Jo Edwards Banks; four sisters: Carolyn Stern of Las Vegas, NV, Aldine Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA, June Everhart of Asheville and Anne Higgins of Rutherfordton and a brother Benjamine Banks of Concord.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P. M. Friday, November 16, 2012 in Cane River Baptist Church, where he attended for 49 years. The Revs. Shane Cassida and Dennis Thurman will officiate. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.