Hugh E. "Hap" Halbrooks

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Hugh E. "Hap" Halbrooks
DECATUR, AL - Hugh E. "Hap" Halbrooks was born May 14, 1927 to Reuben Chester Halbrooks and Ludie Prince Halbrooks in Decatur. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 59 years Annice, brothers Cecil and Ralph, sister Laverne Halbrooks Jackson.
He is survived by one brother Coy of Ft. Worth, Texas and sister Bettye Halbrooks Trankina of Alpharetta, Georgia., sister-in-law Marthalyn W. Biles and husband Billy, brother-in-law, Larry Whitman and wife Edna, sister-in-law Verna Halbrooks of Marietta, South Carolina and many nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Riverside High School in Decatur in 1945 where he played football and basketball for Coach H. L. Ogle. He served in the U.S. Navy where he was a Seaman 1st Class in World War II. Graduated from the University of Alabama in 1950 with a B. S. in Education. He worked in management for E. I. Dupont Co. at the Savannah River plant, in Aiken, South Carolina for 34 years. He retired in May 1982. Returned to Decatur in January 2008. Started attending Shorty's Boys meetings the same year. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur where he attended the Carl Kuby and Bob Christian Sunday School Class. He loved being a Christian. He loved golf. He was a charter member and stockholder of North Augusta Country Club in North Augusta, South Carolina.
Graveside service will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:00pm at Roselawn Cemetery with Reverends Roger Jenkins and Bobby Ray Halbrooks officiating. Pallbearers will be family. Honorary pallbearers will be Shorty's Boys. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church or . Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home - Hartselle
1401 Main St. East
Hartselle, AL 35640
(256) 751-1806
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Jan. 6, 2016
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