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HOOKS, JAMES R. James R. Hooks, 87, of New Haven, departed this life June 13, 2014. He was the husband of Mary Green-Hooks. Born in Tallahassee, FL, December 7, 1926, he was the son of the late James and Fanny Huckaby Hooks. Prior to retiring, Mr. Hooks was employed for numerous years as a Truck Driver. He was a member of First Church of God and was also a Marine Corps veteran. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Jamika S. Hooks (Adrienne) and Ronald Miller (Beverly); daughters, Kathleen and Chelsea Hooks, Carol Martin, Conneatta Cummings (Sidney), Pamela McElveen, Damonda Cummings (Napolean) and Dannette Minder; a daughter in-law, Dolores Staggers Hooks; 23 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by sons, James Jr., Jimmy and Paul Hooks; brothers, Samuel and Leonard Hooks; and a sister, Ann Edwards. A celebration of Mr. Hooks’ life and and legacy will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of God, 90 Harper Ave., New Haven. Viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be private. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Published in The New Haven Register on June 18, 2014
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