E. ‘Gene’ Banks
BELLVILLE — E. Eugene “Gene” Banks, 84, of Bellville died June 18, 2004, in Country Meadow Care Center, Bellville.
He was born April 20, 1920, in Mansfield to Clarence and Bessie (Clever) Banks. He worked for Page Dairy and Westinghouse in Mansfield. In February 1948 he and his wife opened Banks’ Soda Grill on Bellville’s Main Street, and in 1950 he built a dining room for the growing restaurant. 1954 saw a format and name change for the family eatery, when the grill evolved into San-Dar Smorgasbord. Gene sold the smorgasbord to his son in 1981. On May 10, 1976, Gene opened San-Dar Acres, an 18-hole executive golf course in Bellville. He sold the course in 1983, and it is now known as Little Apple.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ann (Morse) Banks; son, Darrell E. (Marty) Banks of Bellville; daughter, Sandy Homerick of Bellville (fiancé Glen Paramore); four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Earl (Bonnie) Banks of Bellville; and sister, Bernadine (William) Dickson of Bellville.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Wray C. Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Jeffrey J. Frazee
HOWARD — Jeffrey J. Frazee, 47, of Howard died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. The Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
F. Ann Michael
MOUNT VERNON — F. Ann Michael, 69, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at the Country court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy R. Reese
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy R. Reese, 82, of Quarry Street, Mount Vernon, died June 18, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born in Knox County on Feb. 2, 1922, the daughter of Lester and Madeline Taylor, and had been a resident of Knox County for most of her life. Mrs. Reese had loved and shown horses and had been an employee of the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.
She is survived by a son, Richard Wright of Mount Vernon; and three grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Laura Wright, in 1994.
The family will observe private services. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CENTERBURG — Lucille “Lucy” Wright, 86, of Centerburg died Saturday, June 19, 2004.
She was born Sept. 26, 1973, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Lester and Amy (Buckner) Peters. She was a member of the Centerburg United Methodist church, Dogwood Blossoms Chapter of Sweet Adelines, Tri County Craft Club and the Friendship Circle of the church.
She is survived by children, Ray (Dorothy) Wright and Brenda (Bill) Eagon, both of Centerburg, and Ed (Sandy) Wright of Howard; three sisters, Ruth (Bob) Bryan, Irene (Paul) Tarver and Loretta (Bob) Tadlock, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Debbie Henthorn, Ryan and Randy Wright, Jeri Hoover, Kent Fling, Brock Eagon, Craig Wright, Melanie McSeveney, Leslie, Jacinda and Ryan Rager; 17 great-grandchildren, Allison and Trey Henthorn, Ryan, Isaiah and Logan Wright, Alaina and Gavin Wright, Emilee Wright, Brooke and Paige McSeveney, Cody and Dalton Rager, Kaitlin Goodman, Austin and Ramey Hoover, Amanda and Ken Hornung; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Audie; great-grandchild, Anna Wright; and two brothers, Howard and Ernest Peters.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Centerburg United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jack Clouston will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery.