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Services are held for Orlena Banks




Orlena B. Banks died February 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 99 years old.

Born in Cornettsville, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Mattie Lee Morgan Day. She was the widow of Wilson Banks and the mother of the late Elmo Banks, Jerry Banks, Bernard Banks, and Johnny Banks.

She was a member of the Dry Fork Old Regular Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and going to church.

Surviving are more than 100 descendants including three daughters, Evelyn Adams, Benham; Mattie Hall and husband Freddie, Whitesburg; and Roshella Gray and husband Don, Southgate, Mich.; two sons, Delzie Banks, Lynch, and Norman Banks, Whitesburg; 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held February 16 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.


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