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Vina Michelle Roark succumbs at 50



Vina Michelle Banks Roark, 50, died April 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A daughter of Hattie S. Banks of Letcher and the late William Banks, She was a member of Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church.

She was graduated with honors from Morehead State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, taught kindergarten and first grade for several years, and was a guidance counselor.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Jeffery A. Roark; her children, Andrew and Rebekah, both living at home; a brother, William S. Banks, Letcher; and mother-in law and father-in-law, Walden and Nona Jane Roark, Blackey.

Funeral services were held April 17 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery at Blackey.



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