The Darrell Banks Story
I'm Gonna Hang My Head and Cry

Thirty three years later, in May 2003, five forum members made the  pilgrimage to the grave of Darrell Banks.

After searching for 30 minutes, we had to go back to the offices for help.

James Norman came to our rescue and paced out the grave from the edge of the nearest marker. Behind us were dozens of unmarked graves.

When he uncovered a small disc with the number 539 on it, we were stunned.

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Darrell Banks Memorial Project
[NOTE ADDED July 2004: Funds have successfully been raised for a memorial bench marker, by internet solicitation, from fans around the world! A memorial bench now adorns his formerly unmarked grave. Please click here for details.]

Thanks to all who donated to the
Darrell Banks Memorial
the project is now fully funded and on Memorial Day 2004 a marker bench was placed on his grave. A dedication will be held on July 17, 2004.



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