Louise Brooke, 86, of Peebles, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at her residence. She was born Sept. 7, 1912, in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Roy and Alice Sears. She was a member of the Peebles Chapter #396 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include three sons, Bob Brooke of Peebles, Tom Brooke of Seattle, Wash., and John Brooke of Cleveland; one daughter, Nancy Thomas of Peebles; one sister, Minnie Trautman of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Brooke, on Feb. 27, 1985. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Brooke-Lafferty-Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles, with Dave Hopkins officiating. Burial followed in the Locust Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home.
Ethel Agnes Hoop Brooks, 72, of Dayton, died Friday, December 30, at her home. Born November 8, 1922, at Mt. Joy, Scioto County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Clinton and Gracie Bell Alexander Hoop. Surviviors include her husband, Oren Herbert Brooks, two sons, Jim Hoop and Randy Brooks, both of Dayton; and daughter Cathy Stall of Dayton; three brothers, Leo Hoop of Peebles, Gordon Hoop and George Wells, both of Dayton; two sisters, Mae Greene of Peebles and Audrey Swayne of Locust Grove; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday, January 3, at Brooke Funeral Home in Peebles with Rev. Vernon Collins officiating and interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Fred Brooks, 67, of Winchester, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia. He was born Oct. 8, 1932, in Ash Ridge, the son of the late Orlin D. and Esta (Stephenson) Brooks. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean conflict, a member of the Winchester American Legion Post #0242, a lifetime member of the Nathional Rifle Association, and had worked at Harrison Radiator in Dayton. Survivors include his wife, Carol Jean (Butts) Brooks of Winchester; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Orlin Fredrick and Crystal Brooks Jr. of Winchester and Anthony Wayne Brooks of Norfolk, Va.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie Jo and Randy Hamilton of Columbus, Faryl Ann and Eddie Mingus, Carol Ann and Donnie Tincher, and Patricia Ann and Johnny Jones, all of Winchester, one brother, Charles E. Brooks of Sardinia; two sisters, Stella Fuson of Detroit, Mich., and Lucille Howser of Milford; 10 grandchildren and four great-granchildren. Besides his parents, he preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 10, at the Bradford-Sullivan Funeral Home in Winchester, with the Rev. Dan Harrison officiating. Burial followed in the Ash Ridge Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the Adams County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the family of Fred Brooks, in care of the Bradford-Sullivan Funeral Home, P.O. Box 187, Winchester, Ohio 45697.
Harry S. Brooks, 73, of Batavia, formerly of Adams County, died Tuesday, March 22, at the Batavia Nursing and Convalescent Inn. Mr. Brooks was born November 22, 1920, in Adams County, the son of the late James and Ellen Stanwick Brooks. He is survived by five sisters, Shirley Sutterfield of Vero Beach, Florida, Leona Stephenson of Batavia, Merlee Hodge of Manchester, Ruth Allison of Paris, Kentucky, and Elva Musser of Seaman. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 27, at the Ellie-beam Funeral Home in West Union, Rev. Victor Potts officiating. Burial was in the West Union Village Cemetery.
Clarence Wesley Brown, 66, formerly of Liberty Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born Aug 2, 1932, at Blue Creek, the son of the late Wesley and Rosetta (Campbell) Brown. He was a heavy equipment operator on construction in Ohio, Kentucky and Arizona until his retirement. Surviviors include his wife, Lonnie; one son, Joe of New Mexico; three daughters, Sheri Medina of Phoenix, Kelly Stroczyk of Durham, N.C., and Courtney at home; three brothers, Otis of New Albany, Carl of Georgetown, and Russell of Gallaway; and two sisters, Ruth Nixon and Faye Parker, both of West Union. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald, and one sister, Violet. Funeral services were held at Brown's Colonial Mortuary on Monday, Jan. 18. Burial followed at Resthaven Cemetery in Phoenix.
Wesley Lee Brown, 93, of West Union, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at a West Union Hospital. Born Nov 10, 1904, Blue Creek, a son of the late David and Mary Jane Newman Brown, he was a member of Adams County Farmers Union. Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Nixon and Faye Parker, both of West Union; four sons, Otis Brown of New Albany, Ohio, Clarence Brown of Phoenix, Ariz., Carl Brown of Georgetown and Russell Brown of Galloway; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beam Funeral Home in West Union, with Tom Claibourne officiating, and interment in Kirker Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Clarence Burns, 56, of Winchester, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at the Brown County Hospital in Georgetown. He was born in Peebles on Nov 26, 1946, the son of the late John and Nora (Freeze) Burns. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. Survivors include his wife, Clara (Jordan) Burns, whom he married Dec 4, 2002; one daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and Will Wilmoth of Midland; three step-children, Lora Howard of Winchester, Junior Jordan of Winchester and Elmina Taylor of Goshen; seven brothers, Floyd Burns of West Virginia, Russell Burns of Texas, Ralph Burns of Peebles, Larry Burns of Hillsboro, Roger Burns of Marion, Marvin Burns of Peebles, and Jerry Burns of Peebles; seven sisters, Mabel Thompson of Georgia, Mary Short of Peebles, Pearline Williams of Peebles, Ruth Burns of Peebles, Violet Lynch of Texas, Wanda Warren of Dayton and Sharon Chaney of Highland; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday, Dec 23, at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles. Burial followed in the Locust Grove Cemetery.