Gertha Lee Corbin Banks


Mrs. Gertha Lee Corbin Banks, age 81 of Chatsworth, passed away on Saturday December 18, 2021.

Mrs. Banks was born in Gilmer County on February 10, 1940 to the late Noah Paul Corbin and Gussie Sanford Corbin. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Truman Corbin; three sisters, Peggy Quarles, Annie Mae Pinson, and Mary Nell Corbin. Mrs. Banks was a member of Tails Creek Baptist Church and was retired from Mohawk.

Survivors include her husband, John Vernon Banks; one son, Terry Banks; two daughters, Dianne Brown (Tim), and Debra Foster (Lebo); three brothers, Herman, Ronnie, and Arthur Corbin; four sisters, Oma Jean Caldwell, Nena McClure, Gail Sanford, and Gwen Davis; four grandchildren, Matthew Townsend (Rhonda), Joanna Cross (Philip), Chip Brown, and Sarah Beth Brown; three great-grandchildren, Chloe Townsend, Eli Townsend, and Lillie Cross.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday December 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Clark officiating. Interment followed in Tails Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included, Philip Cross, Matthew Townsend, Chip Brown, Tim Pinson, Keith Pinson, and Gary Queener.

The family received friends on Monday, December 20, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.