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Mr. James Harold "Jim" Brooks, Sr.
Bellsouth retiree

MARTINEZ, Ga.- Mr. James Harold "Jim" Brooks, Sr., age 76, of Martinez, loving husband of Wanda Breshears Brooks entered into rest on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at the residence.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, James H. Brooks, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Social Circle, Ga.; two daughters, Rebecca and her husband Victor McCann of Clarks Hill, S.C. and Lisa and her husband Mark Jones of Appling; six grandsons, James H. Brooks, III of Lincolnton, Joshua and his wife Jami and Timothy Brooks and his wife Amy, all of Gibson, Adam Silas and his wife Tiffany of Clarks Hill, S.C., Jared Smith, Mark Jones and one granddaughter Katlyn Jones, all of Appling; two great-grandsons, Dallas Brooks of Lincolnton, and Connor Silas of Clarks Hill, S.C.; brothers, Johnny Brooks of Dearing, and Aubrey Brooks of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sister, Joyce Hughes of Thomson.

Graveside funeral services were held in Hillcrest Memorial Park on Monday at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Billy Atkins officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were the Martin Cave Sunday School Class.

Mr. Brooks was born in Wrens to the late Lemuel and Annie Thigpen Brooks. He was in the Merchant Marines and then joined the US Navy during WWII, after returning from military service he worked for Bellsouth Telephone Company and retired with 38 years of service. Mr. Brooks retired after 28 years as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy Seabees Reserve. He was a member of Fleming Baptist Church, Wymberley Association Social Club, the Star Promenaders Square Dance Club, two R.V. Clubs and both Doctor's and University Hospitals Senior Friends.

Memorials may be made to Fleming Baptist Church 3027 Peach Orchard Road Augusta, GA 30906 or St. Joseph Hospice 2260 Wrightsboro Road Augusta, GA 30904

Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Friday, June 11, 2004

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