The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 7, 2013

Israel Eugene Banks

Published 3-8-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral for Israel Banks will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at New Providence Baptist Church, El Reno, Okla. Burial in El Reno Cemetery. Arrangements by Russworm Funeral Home, Watonga. Viewing 3-7 p.m. today at the church. (

Israel was born May 24, 1972, in Enid to Geneva Bessie Banks (James) and Israel Martin and died Monday, March 4, 2013, in Oklahoma City.

Preceded by his father.

Surviving are mother and stepfather, Geneva Banks (James) and Rodney James; Fiancé, Tamara Paulson; daughters, Kaeesha Banks, Makayla Banks and Erica Banks; one grandchild; sister, Karen; brothers, Joseph and Richard Banks; and grandmother, Annie Pearl Franklin.