Family-Placed Death Notice
BANKS, Gilbert A., Jr. Forsyth. Gilbert Alexander Banks, Jr. died Monday, May 28, 2012. He was born April 2, 1941 in Forsyth, Ga., the only child of Julia Mae Chapman and Gilbert Alexander Banks, Sr. He graduated from Mary Persons High School in 1959, Emory University in 1963, and the University of Georgia
Law School in 1966. Mr. Banks's career included partnership with the Clarke and Haygood Law Firm, Vice Presidency of First Citizens Bank of Forsyth and of Bank South, Macon and owner of Alexander, Heath, and Walker Insurance Agency of Forsyth. Mr. Banks was a devoted life-long member of Forsyth United Methodist Church. His love of music was evidenced by his dedication to the recent renovation of the sanctuary and the refurbishing of the organ. Mr. Banks served on the Monroe County Hospital Authority for many years, was a member of the Georgia State Bar, the Capitol City Club of Atlanta, Idle Hour Country Club in Macon, and was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Forsyth. Mr. Banks is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bera Kay Banks; a daughter, Anna Denham Banks; one grandchild, Julia Catherine Blair; cousins; Ruth Chapman Ham of Forsyth, Peter Banks of Barnesville, John Harris of Pensacola, Florida, Douglas Miser of West Virginia, and Patricia Jennings of St. Petersburg, Florida; and life-long friends Mary Isla and Charlie Haygood of Forsyth. A service will be held at the Forsyth United Methodist Church, Forsyth, Georgia, on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., followed by burial in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Ken Stephens will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Monroe County Memorial Chapel, Forsyth, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Banks may be made to Forsyth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 108, Forsyth, Ga. 31029. Please visit www.monroecountymemorialchapel.com to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.