BANKS, SARAH A - Benton County, Arkansas | SARAH A BANKS - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Bethel Cemetery
Benton County,

Company E 4 Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
October 31, 1842 - May 17, 1907

Benton County Democrat
Thursday, May 23, 1907

John Banks was born in Warren county, Tennessee October 31st, 1842 and died at his home near Hiwasse, Benton county, Arkansas May 17, 1907, aged 64 years, 6 months and 16 days. The deceased married Sarah A. Carithers May 26, 1867 and of this union were born three sons and two daughters. He became a member of the Christian Church in 1872, from which time he has lived a consistent Christian until his death. His sons, William, James and J.C., and daughters, Mrs. Dona Horton of Hiwasse and Eva Townsend of Mena, with their mother, mourn the loss of a devoted, affectionate father and husband. His brothers, M.L., Hanston, George and Robert, and sister, Mrs. Mary Lynn, Hiwasse, feel deeply their loss of a faithful brother. The citizens of the community and county deplore the loss of an honorable, highly esteemed and well known citizen. All who knew him give him honorable mention. As a soldier of the Confederacy he was true to his convictions of right and duty. Returning to the pursuits of peace at the close of the war, he lived without rancor, moving among his neighbors with charity towards all. Generous of nature and benevolent in disposition he turned not from a needy friend, from the call of a neighbor, nor the cry of need wherever it was raised. A comrade in war with Senator Berry, Arkansas' much loved and favored son, he was his steadfast friend and ardent supporter. Whoever gained his friendship had a friend indeed. John Banks loved home and family with a sacred devotion. The family had grown up leaning upon his sound judgment and practical faithfulness. At his funeral neighbors and friends thronged to express sympathy for the bereaved and to show genuine tribute of respect to their friend and neighbor. The funeral sermon was preached by Dr. J.W. Ellis, pastor of the Christian Church, Bentonville, and this was followed by a touching, appropriate and appreciated reminiscence and characterization of the deceased, his friend. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Bethel.

Source: Sons of Confederate Veterans, Benton County, Arkansas 2009
Compiled by William W Degge

1849 - 1939

Contributed on 12/13/15 by judyfrog
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Submitted: 12/13/15 • Approved: 12/15/15 • Last Updated: 11/28/22 • R1113796-G1113795-S3

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