Benjamin “Bubby” Banks, 69, of Van Buren died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at his home. He was a graduate of Van Buren High School, chef at Nations Restaurant and member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Greater Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church with burial of cremains at Crown Hill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary in Fort Smith.

He is survived by a sister, Reba Campbell of Van Buren.