We learned of the death June 29 of Laddie Lea Banks, 90, of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our prayers and condolences go to his family. He was a member of Bethany earlier in his life, and he was a long-time member of Chalice Christian Church (formerly called Diamond Springs Christian Church) in Virginia Beach. The owner of H & B supermarket in Ocean View, he was an active member of the Optimist Club, Civic League, Civitans as well as many other organizations throughout his life, and was known as a kind and generous merchant. He was predeceased by his cherished wife Hilda Louise Banks, to whom he was married over 50 years when she died in 1997.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel at 1457 Independence Blvd., July 2, from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. A funeral service will be held at Chalice Christian Church, 5612 Haden Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, July 3 at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donate to your local church senior ministry. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 1 P.M. at the Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro. Condolences may be offered to the family at


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