The Rev. Ralph Banks of Clay City, died November 12 at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. He was 61 years old.
Born in Powell County, he was a son of the late Woodrow and Pearlie Dunn Banks, and a brother of the late Elmer Roy Banks, James Earl Banks, Margie Barrett, Margaret Jackson, and Carolyn Wright.
He was a member of Stanton Masonic Lodge #352 and pioneered the Ralph Banks Full Gospel Church in Clay City.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Rogers Banks; a son, Gregory Wayne Banks, Clay City; two daughters, Cynthia Sullivan, Mt. Sterling, and Tauana Poe, Clay City; two adopted children, Carl Lee Banks, Morgan County, and Melissa Adams, Mt. Sterling; three brothers, Marvin Banks, Melvin Banks, and Johnny Banks, all of Clay City; a sister, Rita Sue Stokley, Clay City; and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 16 at Ralph Banks Full Gospel Church. Burial was in the Banks family cemetery at Clay City.
Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.