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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.

 

Lillian M. Brooks

JESSE - Lillian M. Brooks, 77, departed this life on Friday, May 25, 2001, at her residence following a long illness. Born Nov. 17, 1923, at Dehue, she was the daughter of the late James Wright Sr. and Josephine Peyton Wright. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Fred Brooks Jr.; a brother, James Wright of Cyclone; a sister, Sonia Cook of Cyclone; special friends, Dianna Altizer and Brenda Halsey; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the home of Fred Brooks Jr. with the Rev. Wiley Brooks Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Stewart Cemetery, Jesse. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

 

John Porter Brooks

RUPERT - John Porter Brooks, 45, of Rupert, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2001 at his home in Amwell, following a long illness. Born March 24, 1956, he was the son of the late Herbert and Juanita Elizabeth Ramsey Brooks. Mr. Brooks was a coal miner, a heavy equipment operater, a member of the U.M.W.A., and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his lifelong companion, Shirley Williams of Rupert; one son, Johnathan Tyler Brooks at home; one sister, Carrilyn Carey and husband Nathaniel of Beckley; two brothers, Stephen Brooks and wife Patricia of Gladsden, Ala. and Thomas Brooks and wife Dorothy of Cheshire, Ohio; and two nieces and four nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Bishop Frank Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle.

 

Virginia L Brooks

HOLLY HILLS, Fla. - Virginia L. Brooks, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at her residence following a long illness. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Accoaville, Logan County, she was the daughter of the late Artie Wade "A.W." and Dinah Toler Thompson. Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and a member of Lighthouse for Christ, Holly Hills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank K. Brooks, three brothers, James Boyd Thompson, Jeff Willard Thompson and Franklin Thompson; and a sister, Loretta Ford. Survivors include a son, Dillard Lee Brooks of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Brenda S. Casey of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two granddaughters, Terilyn St. Rose of New Smyrna, Fla., and Gloria Collings of Ormond Beach; five great-grandsons, Terrence Hughes, Jamar Wilbon, Dominique Wilbon, Arthur St. Rose and Chandler Waterman; a brother, Artie Wade Thompson of Newport News. Va.; five sisters, Arneda McCargish of Crab Orchard, Betty Lou Cook of Beckley, Arlene Burns of Alderson, Joyce Bolen of Eccles and Carol Thompson of Beckley; and special friends, Jonnie Gilchrist, Bobby Dutch and Evie Patterson. Service was 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Sophia, with Brenda Casey officiating. Entombment followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Faith, Beckley. Friends called 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Jacques Langlois, Gary Plumley, Dewitt McKinney, M.H. Ford, Melvin Ford and Allen McCargish served as pallbearers. Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

 

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