George Washington Hooks III

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BOONE — Mr. George Washington Hooks, III, 75, passed away on Aug. 24, 2015 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.

Born on Feb. 14, 1940 in Wake Forest, he was a son of the late George Washington Hooks, Jr., and Ella Gill Hooks. Mr.

Hooks was retired from GTE, where he worked as a regional director, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge, where he had previously held the office of national vice president. George was also a member of the Moose Lodge. He was an avid Harley rider and a member of the Gold Wing Club.

He is survived by his wife Mary Hooks, son George Washington Hooks, IV of Durham, daughter Sonja Hooks Blake and husband Jerry of Youngsville, stepson Timothy Joseph "Skip" Watts and wife Beth of Boone, grandson Jeremey Blake and wife Shannon of Youngsville, step-grandson Alden Watts of Boone, great-grandson Jackson Lee Blake of Youngsville, and brother John Lewis Hooks and wife Barbara of High Point.

Memorial services for Mr. George Hooks will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Moose Lodge in Boone. A celebration of life will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Seby Jones Cancer Center & Cardiology Center of Appalachian, 336 Deerfield Road, Boone NC 28607, 828-265-5509 or the Moose Lodge of Boone, 607 Deerfield Rd., Boone, NC 28607, 828-264-3804.

Online condolences may be shared with the Hooks family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Hooks family.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory
194 Queen St
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-8888
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2015
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