Ruth Fish Banks
Published: Friday, June 28, 2013

Ruth Fish Banks, age 86 of Newport, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at Physicians Regional Medical Center, Knoxville (old St. Mary's).

She was preceded in death by her husband Tilman Banks, parents Roscoe and Emily Fish, sisters Viola, Beulah, Juanita, and Ailene, and brothers Richard, Paul C., Fred, and Troy.

She is survived by her sons Paul Banks, Bill Banks, Eddie Banks, and John Banks, all of Dandridge; daughters Wilma Banks of Dandridge, Mildred McMahan of Newport, and Brenda Banks Grahl of Dandridge; brothers Carl Fish and J. R. Fish, both of Newport; grandchildren Timothy, Bret, Paige, William, Dewey, Lisa, Penny, Shelia, Gerald, and Reann. There are also several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home preceded by visitation of family and friends. Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Banks family.

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