J. Banks Guyton, 74, 49-year Professional Golfers’ Association of America member

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J. Banks Guyton
J. Banks Guyton

J. Banks Guyton, of Southport, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the age of 74.

Banks was the son of the late Otto and Norma Guyton of Kings Mountain. He was preceded in death by his sister, Priscilla Melton; brother-in-law, Harry Melton; and nephew, Todd Melton.

Banks is survived by his wife of 53 years, Harriet Cole Guyton; daughter, Lisa Kjome and husband Dave, of Southport; son, John B. Guyton Jr. and wife Tiffany, of Elburn, Illinois; granddaughters, Ashley and Abby Kjome and Hayley, Tori and Paige Guyton; and very special nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws.

Banks was a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America for 49 years. He recently retired from Beau Rivage Golf & Resort in Wilmington.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home in Southport. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Southport Christian School Growth Fund, 4457-A Flagship Ave., Southport, NC 28461.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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