Ernest Banks, 94, of Pearisburg passed from this life Wednesday morning, November 18, 2009 at Giles Memorial Hospital. Born in Eggleston on April 12, 1915, he was a son of the late Burton and Nora Snuffer Banks. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Pearisburg where he served as Deacon for many years. He was retired from the Norfolk and Western Railroad with 46 years of service. Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his beloved wife Estelle Dickerson Banks, and a sister Hattie Jackson.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted daughter Shirley Banks Johnson of Pearisburg; his brother William Banks of Rich Creek; his sisters-in-law Glenna Dickerson of Pearisburg, and Margaret Dickerson of Pearisburg; his nephews Lonnie Freeman of Pearisburg and David Freeman of Pembroke; and his good friend Beverly Conley.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with the Rev. Gary Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 until 3 PM before the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.