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Sanford Brooks succumbs

Sanford Brooks, who had probably been in every home in Barnesville over the years working as a plumber, electrician and air conditioning man, died Wednesday. He was 84. Mr. Sanford Brooks, age 84, of Barnesville passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at his residence. A native of Haralson County, he was preceded in death by his parents, the late Mr. Miller Dave Brooks and the late Mrs. Millie Rose Strickland Brooks, by his wife, the late Mrs. Elsie Mae Nicholas Brooks and by four children, Jimmy Nicholas, Sarah Ritchie, Brenda Brooks, & Carol Brooks, and by several brothers and sisters. Mr. Brooks Retired four years ago, at age 80, having been self-employed as a Plumber, Electrician, and HVAC Specialist. He was a member of The Barnesville Revival Center. Survivors include: 4 Daughters – Lea Kendrick (& Johnny) of Monticello, Pam Golden (& George) of Barnesville, Sandra Lohnes (& David) of Barnesville, & Frances Smith (&Dwight) of Barnesville ; 3 Sons – Bill Brooks of Barnesville, Sam Brooks (& Kathy) of Barnesville, & David Brooks (& Lun) of Barnesville ; 2 Sisters – Margie Brinkley (& Ray) of Barnesville & Joyce Haire of Barnesville ; 1 Brother – Harvey Reese of Barnesville ; 15 Grandchildren ; 19 Great Grandchildren ; 2 Great Great Grandchildren ; and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Services for Mr. Sanford Brooks will be conducted Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 3 O’Clock in the Barnesville Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 6pm until 8pm. Those who wish may view the Memorial Page and sign the Guestbook online Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements.

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