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Mr. John Garner Brooks

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. John Garner Brooks, 93, son of the late Lemuel Reese Brooks and Annie Thigpen Brooks, died Thursday, March 10, 2011. Memorial Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, in the Dearing Baptist Church, with its pastor Dr. Michael Timmerman and Brandon Wilde Chaplain Mike Riddle officiating. A private family interment was held prior to the funeral service. Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen Gay Brooks, and by his five brothers and three sisters. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Anne and Dan Hahn of Dearing; Yvonne and John Evans of Montgomery, AL; one son, John Brooks, Jr. Burlington, NC; daughter-in-law Sonja Brooks, Atlantic Beach, NC. He is also survived by his sister Joyce Hughes, and sister-in-law Mary Brooks, both of Thomson; five grandchildren Sarah Hahn, Daniel Hahn, Miriam Hahn, Irene Jasper, and Cynthia Dix; three great-grandchildren Jordan Dix, Savannah Dix, and Alex Jasper; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Brooks was born in Stapleton, GA, in 1917, but spent most of his adult life in McDuffie County. Mr. Brooks was general manager of Culpepper Lumber Company in Thomson, for 30 years until his retirement in 1989. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Thomson, and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He served on the Thomson- McDuffie Hospital Board. He was a member of Dearing Baptist Church and had served many years as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He served as pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church in Gibson, GA for several years. Mr. Brooks' personality and desire to serve were treasured by numerous loyal friends. The family of Mr. Brooks extends gratitude to the staff of Brandon Wilde, and to numerous others who have loved and cared for him over the years. Pallbearers were Harold Eubank, Jackie Brooks, Lem Brooks, Jimmy Brooks, Tommy Brooks, and John Evans. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons, and members of the Mens Sunday School Class at Dearing Baptist Church. Donations may be made to Dearing Baptist Church, 265 North Main Street, Dearing, GA 30808, or to Bible Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 7300, Charlotte, NC, 28241. You may sign the online guestbook at www.curtisfuneralhome.com . Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Augusta Chronicle-March 12, 2011



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