This partial obituary may help:
Daily Corinthian Newspaper, Corinth, MS (1982)
RIPLEY-John Edward Wilbanks, 52, died Friday morning at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis, Tennessee.
He was a service station attendant in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Services were 1 p.m. Sunday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jerry OWEN officiatied and burial was in Friendship Cemetery near Ashland.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Diane WILBANKS of Parker, Arkansas; 4 sons, Edward WILBANKS and Michael WILBANKS, both of Memphis, David WILBANKS and Mark WILBANKS, both of Proctor, Arkansas; 2 stepsons, Richard STACY and John STACY, both of Proctor; his mother, Mrs. Lena WILBANKS of Memphis; 2 sisters, Mrs. Shirley ORMAN and Mrs. Pauline DANNER, both of Memphis; 3 brothers, Lloyd WILBANKS, Lesley Gerald WILBANKS and Junior Franklin WILBANKS, all of Memphis, 1 grandchild (rest is cut off page).