Howard "Lum" Brooks
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Howard "Lum" Brooks, 82, of Greenville, husband of Myrtle McAbee Brooks, died Monday, March 25, 2013.
Born in Winnsboro, SC, he was a son of the late Charlie and Clara Belle Roberts Brooks.
Mr. Brooks served in the US Army during the Korean War and was the former owner and operator of Brooks Discount Furniture.
Lum was always involved in church work as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent for 30 years, and Music and Choir Directors at Laurens Road and Tremont Church of God. He was on the SC Church of God State Layman's Board for six years. He was a member of Gideon's International.
Lum loved to camp and travel while his health permitted.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, TS Brooks; and two sisters, Doris and Odessa.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Tremont Church of God. Burial will follow in M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideon's International, PO Box 771, Greenville, SC 29602 or Tremont Church of God, 2854 New Easley Highway, Greenville, SC 29611.
The family will be at the residence.
Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 27, 2013