January 26, 1912
D. KENT BANNER PASSES AWAY.
D. Kent Banner, one of the best known men in all Russell county, died at 5:28 Monday morning, January 22nd, 1912 at his residence in Lebanon. He had been sick only a few days and his illness did [...] nature until Sunday morning when he became unconscious and was never able to speak again.
Mr. Banner was one of the biggest hearted men in Lebanon and his hospitality has been enjoyed for many years. The poor people in and around Lebanon have lost their best friend - his liberal hand was always outstretched to them. The town has lost an honorable and useful citizen; one who was always true to his obligations and duties.
Mr. Banner was a Confederate soldier, a typical Southern gentleman, noble, gallant, brave, gentle and liked. He enlisted in the 10th Kentucky Regiment and served his country well in that memorable struggle, never swerving from duty.
The deaparted Confederate was 66 years old in June last, and is survived by a wife and eight children, four girls and four boys. The girls are Mrs. W. T. Bausell, Lebanon; Mrs. W. A. Howard, Honaker; Mrs. H. F. Garrett, Hiwatha, W. Va., and Mrs. A. F. Pauner, Lindsay, Oklahoma, the two last named being unable to get here in time for the funeral. The boys are W. L. Banner, C. K. Banner, George Banner, of Lebanon, and S. W. Banner of Honaker.
The sympathy of his large acquaintance goes out unstintedly to the wife and children who have lost a true and tried husband and father.
The funeral took place from the Baptist church at 11:30 Tuesday morning, the pastor Rev. Stinson conducting the services. Following the burial took place on the beautiful hill top on his farm west of the residence of W. T. Bausell.