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John Cortes Banks


John Cortes Banks Services: 3 p.m., today in the Chapel at Muffley Funeral Home. John Cortes Banks, 88, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at his home in Clovis. He was born May 25, 1918 to Guy Cortes and Nellie Jones Banks in Siloam Springs, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant; was employed as a salesman for Coca-Cola; Budweiser and Richard Distributing. He also was a member of the Men's Bible Class; VFW Post 3280; Eagles; and the Clovis/Portales Elks Lodge. He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Shannon of Farmington, Ark; a step daughter, Laney Chance of Roswell, N.M.; a sister, Betty Banks of Fayetteville, Ark.; five grandchildren, John Patrick Banks, Ryan Banks, Dori Banks, Elizabeth Shannon and Allen Shannon; two great-grandchildren; and his ex-wife and best friend, Marguerite Banks of Farmington, Ark. He is preceded in death by a son, John Lee Banks. W. Charles Green will officate the services and burial will be in Farmington, Ark. Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.
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