Obituaries for the Brooks Family
Zada Lucas Brooks
Zada Lucas Brooks, 88, died 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, in an Oak Hill hospital following a long illness. Born Jan. 14, 1916, at Marshes, she was the daughter of the late Harrison Lucas and Clara Manning Lucas. Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and a member of Breckenridge Missionary Baptist Church at Bolt. She had been a Beckley resident since 1968, having lived in the Bolt area most of her life. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wint Brooks; a son, James Morris Brooks; a sister, Inez Griffith; and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Shirey. Survivors include a son, Vandell W. Brooks of Franklin; three daughters, Irene Renault of Vero Beach, Fla., Maxine Brown and her husband, Worley, of Summersville, and Nancy Brooks Brown of Beckley; a daughter-in-law, Rosetta Brooks of Bolt; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with the Revs. Wayne Terry and Maurice Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Mary Bell Brooks
Mary Bell Brooks, 79, of Indian Creek, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born Aug. 5, 1919, at Chattaroy, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose Dameron Ross. Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker. She attended the Fountain of Life Church and lived most of her life in Wyoming County. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Greever Brooks, in 1993; a sister, Minnie Hicks; a daughter, Debra Cook; and two grandsons, Russ Gentles and Frank Adkins. Survivors include two sons, Tom Brooks and his wife, Sharon, of Wolf Pen, and William G. Brooks III and his wife, Alba, of Manassas, Va.; four daughters, Carol Gentles of Ludlow, Ma., Betty Ward and her husband, Lessie, of Cripple Creek, Col., Judy Toler and her husband, Ronnie D., of Oceana, and Alice Moore and her husband, Clifton, of Carrollton, Ga.; two sisters, Della Sparks of Glen Fork and Phyllis Ziegelhoser and her husband, "Zig," of Ohio; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, with the Rev. Rodney Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Services, Pineville.
Gladys Pearl Brooks
LOGAN - Gladys Pearl Brooks, 77, died 2:10 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 1999, in a Logan hospital following a long illness. Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Bert D. Canterbury and Nancy Stennett Canterbury. Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and a 15-year employee of Raleigh Wyoming Mining Co. in Glen Rogers. She was a 34-year resident of Logan and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a brother, R. Jack Canterbury; and two sisters, Ruth C. Greer and Berna Harvey. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Jarvey Brooks; a special person, David Vance, who was like a son to Mrs. Brooks, and his wife, Dee, and daughter, Kathryn, all of Logan; a brother, Tom Canterbury and his wife, Jane, of Daniels; three sisters, Marie Canterbury and Madeline Beaver, both of Beckley, and Georgia Powell and her husband, Joe L., of Decatur, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Junior and Mary Vance, Delilah Adkins, Pearl Newman and Blanche Shanklin. Graveside rites will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, with Pastor Robert Jennings and a special friend, the Rev. George Graham, officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Ila Louise Brooks
SABINE - Ila Louise Brooks, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001. She died at St. Luke's Hospital, Bluefield, following a long illness. Born Aug. 23, 1919, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Forest P. and Bertha Shrewsbury Cook of Lashmeet. Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lacy H. Brooks; two sisters, Ilene Brown of Glen Fork and Imogene Shumate of Sabine; four brothers, Kenneth, Kermit, Keister and Kress Cook; and an infant brother. Survivors include a son, Evangelist Lacy L. Brooks and his wife, Debbie, of Bluefield; two brothers, Tom Cook and his wife, Inez, of Matheny and Joe Cook and his wife, Mary, of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Bluewell, with Pastors Shannon Powers of Kingsport, Tenn., and Robert Walker of First Baptist officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell, and one hour before service Saturday at the church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell.
Virginia I. Brooks
RAINELLE - Virginia I. Brooks, 66, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a short illness. She was born Aug. 13, 1934, at Meade in Raleigh County. Mrs. Brooks attended Concord College and was a secretary for Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Rainelle since 1985. Also, she was a music and piano teacher, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rainelle and the Firemenettes of the Rainelle Volunteer Fire Department. She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. George E. Wood, on March 17, 1988. Survivors include her husband, George R. Brooks of Rainelle; her mother, Audrey Murphy Wood of Calhoun, Ga.; two sons, George Ray Brooks II and wife, Mary L., of Rainelle and Steven Brooks and wife, Sue, of Reedsburg, Wis.; four sisters, Sue Green and husband, Paul, of Calhoun, Ga., Marilyn Butcofski and husband, John, of Shavertown, Pa., Mona Hart and husband, Bob, of Stella, Mo., and Barbara Wood of Calhoun, Ga.; two brothers, John Wood of Harrisonburg, Va., and George E. Wood II of Calhoun, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Pamela Butler and husband, Steve, of Rupert, Joseph Alan Brooks of Rainelle, Jeremy Brooks of Reedsburg, Wis., and Tanner Brooks, also of Reedsburg, Wis. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Rainelle with the Revs. Dana Gatewood, Keith Shumaker, and Brooks David Cyphers officiating. Entombment will follow in the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville. Friends may call today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Rainelle and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to service. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
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