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Mrs. Myrtle Banks

Submitted by Donnie Pickard


Van Buren County Democrat
October 24, 1924

Mrs. Will Banks Dead

Mrs. Myrtle Banks, beloved wife of Will Banks, died at her home on Culpepper mountain Monday Dec. 24th, 1928, after an illness of several months duration of leakage of the heart, aged about 38.

Mrs. Banks was born and reared on Culpepper mountain, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bradley, the former now deceased. Her entire life was spent in this county with the exception of two or more years spent in Oklahoma just prior to her death.

She was a good Christian woman, identifying herself with the Methodist church at the age of fifteen years. In 1907 she was united in marriage with Mr. Will Banks, and to this union seven children were born, six of whom survive.

Besides her husband an six children mentioned, Mrs. Banks is survived by her mother, two brothers – Will and Sam Bradley – and three sisters, Mrs. Ed Smith and Miss Pearl Bradley, all of Culpepper mountain, and Mrs. F. M. Burns of New Mexico.

Interment was held at the Culpepper cemetery at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon, services being conducted at the grave by Rev. J. M. Hughes of Clinton