Funeral services for Novake S. Banks, 81, of Columbus, Ind., were held November 11 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Dinah Blair Cemetery at Letcher.
Born in Letcher County to the late John and Alberta Kiser, she was the widow of Raymond P. Banks, and later married Luther Francis, who survives her.
She died November 7 at Columbus Regional Hospital after a long illness.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Jerry Brock, Frances Bean and husband Roger, Elaine Seitz and husband Bart, and Angie Barnett, all of Columbus, Ind.; six grandchildren, Amanda, Nick and Chris Brock, Nathan Bean, Nicole Steele and Derek Gumm; and six great-grandchildren.