November 16, 1919 ~ October 11, 2006
Bennie Franklin Banks, 86, of 58 Old Leicester Highway, Asheville, died Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at Emerald Ridge.
Mr. Banks was born in Madison County and was a son of the late S.J. and Malinda Lunsford Banks. He was preceded in death by a brother, Earnest H. Banks, his wife, Beulah, and a brother-in-law, Ted Corn.
He was a 1939 graduate of West Buncombe High School and was a WW II Army veteran. He was retired from Waldrop's Grocery after more than 30 years.
He is survived by sisters, Lura Lee Corn and Edna Stowe and her husband, Bud, of Asheville and Barbara Phillips and her husband, Howard, of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Manual Banks, Howard Banks and his wife, Carolyn, and Jackie Banks and his wife, Judy, all of Asheville, Dewey Banks and his wife, Barbara, of Fairview, and several nieces and nephews.
His family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. At other times the family will be at the home of Howard and Carolyn Banks, 74 Old Leicester Highway.
Graveside services will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery on Olivette Road with the Rev. Bobby Gibson officiating.
Dear Dewey and Barbara,
We want to wish you and your family the best at this time of grieving for your brother. We regret we didn’t know in time to attend the visitation Sunday.
It must have been special to grow up in a big family and you will be a big support group.
May God bless you and keep you all.
Dan and Faye Harper
Jackie and Judy Banks
Just a note to let you know that
friends are thinking of you and your family.
To the Banks family,
We have known Bennie and his family all our lives. He was kind, and very friendly as his father Sam was. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
The family of the late
Sewall R. Brown