Hugh Joseph "Joey" Brooks, age 54 of Manila, passed from this life Saturday evening, Dec. 3, 2011, at his home. Born at Blytheville he was the son of the late Cohen and Margaret Burke Brooks and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a 1975 graduate of Manila High School and served in the U. S. Navy. Joey was a former employee of the Manila Public Schools and a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and was a two time Big Lake Country Club Champion. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, L. A. and Cosie Brown and a daughter, Tina Price.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hale Brooks of the home; four sisters, Donna Walls, Sonja McCormick, Suzanne Smith,
Holly Jackson, all of Manila; 1 grandson, Alex Britt of Manila; Special niece, Paige Wagner of Manila; Special nephew, Chris Stuck of Leachville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Ray Dill officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery. The family received visitors Tuesday from noon until service time at the funeral home. Guest register @www.HowardFuneralService.com