JEFFERSON - Rev. Ray Elbert Banks, 73, who passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Homer and Sallie Banks. Rev. Banks served in the United States Army during Vietnam and worked at the Jefferson Cotton Mill. He was retired from Builders Transport of 18 years of service. He was the owner and operator of Banks Tree Service. Rev. Banks was the founder and pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle in Jefferson, and was the former Pastor of Arcade Community Church. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Christine Littleton Banks; brothers, Darrell Banks and Lathan Banks; sisters, Frances Smith and Kathy Ann Banks; and stepdaughter, Betty Sue Dunahoo.
Survivors include daughters, Elaine Nabors, Braselton, Tracy Banks, Jefferson; son, Justin Banks, Jefferson; stepsons, Ronnie Montgomery and Jerry Montgomery, both of Winder; sisters, Nancy McNeal and Shirley Wilson, both of Hoschton; sister-in-law, Clara Banks, Jefferson; grandchildren, Dana Burho, Phoenix, Ariz., Delaina Haughland, Lawrenceville, Mary Kristen Brown, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Corbin Banks and Daniel Banks, both of of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Jakob Banks, Jazmin Banks, both of Hoschton; step-grandson, Mark Dunahoo, Winder; great-grandchild, Brooklynn Morgan, Lawrenceville; a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15, at 11 a.m. at the graveside in the White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. Palmer Pace, Wayne Moore, and Pastor John Edwards will officiate. The family will receive friends at the graveside after the service.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
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