Lloyd Shanks was born in Bell City on Aug. 20, 1919, and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Nov. 7, 2002, at the age of 83. Mr. Shanks was a former resident of Bell City and had lived in Dexter for the past several years. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation was held after 9:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at the Watkins & sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in the Christ Sanctuary Church of Christ near Bell City with the Rev. David Pullen of Vanduser officiating. Interment followed in the Pullen Memorial Cemetery near Bell City with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.