January 23, 2005
The Rev. Charles Banks, a retired pastor, passed away Sunday night. He had a heart attack last week. He was 75. Please keep him and Belle, his wife, and their family in your prayers. Belleâ€™s address is 1 Wild Dunes Way #41, Old Orchard Beach ME 04064. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 29, at 3pm at Washington Ave. UMC, Old Orchard Beach ME. Rev. Sara Ewing and Rev. Ted Poland will co-officiate the service. Charlie retired in 1994 after serving faithfully 23 years in New York and New England. We give thanks to God for his ministry with and among us. Among the churches he served are: West Swanzey Fed. in Fremont NH Bethany UMC in East Rochester NH Grace UMC in Haverhill MA Added later: Belle Banks sends a thank-you to all who sent words of comfort and for all the prayers following the death of her husband, Rev. Charlie Banks, in January. There will be a memorial service for Charles at the Washington Avenue UMC in Old Orchard Beach ME on July 16 at 3pm.