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BROOKS, Henrie Henrie Brooks, age 92, of Stone Mountain, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. A wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, she was born on June 2, 1921 in Ellaville, GA, to John Asa and Annie Belle (Turner) Murray, then as a young girl, her family moved to Talbotton, GA. Following high school, Henrie moved to Atlanta where she worked as a beautician and met Emory Brooks. After his tour of duty in World War II, they were married on December 16, 1945 and this year celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. A homemaker and active member of Scott Blvd. Baptist Church for 63 years, Henrie taught children in Sunday School and served on numerous committees. Surviving her are her husband, Emory, 2 sons and daughters-in-law -, Wayne (Gary Anne) Brooks and Murray (Cathy) Brooks; 5 grandchildren - Ashley Coleman, Bryan (Leta) Brooks, Charlie Brooks, Kiley Brooks and Todd (Nikki) Brooks; and 4 great grandchildren - Logan and Emily Coleman and Gabriel and Elise Brooks who lovingly called her "Mama". Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 1, 2014 at 3pm in the chapel of A.S. Turner and Sons, 2773 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA. Visitation will be from 1pm until the service time. Officiating is Rev. Gregory A. Smith and interment will be at Arlington Cemetery. A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 28, 2014
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