June 20, 1928—March 4, 2016 Benjamin Banks, 87, of Crossville, passed away March 4, 2016. He was born June 20, 1928, in Manchester, England, son of Benjamin and Ellene Hodson. Ben had many talents, but most of all he loved painting and choral singing. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is forever in their hearts. He was the beloved husband of Doreen Banks, loving father of Linda and Carole (Ed), granddad of Lucy (Rob) and Matthew (April) and great granddad of Conor and Mia. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC () was in charge of the arrangements.