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Billy Olen Brooks

January 25, 1932 May 12, 2010
Billy Olen Brooks
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Billy Olen Brooks, 78 of Ardmore, Alabama died on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama.Born Monday, January 25, 1932 in Limestone County Alabama, He was the son of the late Hercules Brooks and the late Annie Lee Russell Brooks.He loved gardening, fishing, visiting with his friends and neighbors, and farming. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ardmore and was preceded in death by his parents, a wife: Lilly Mae Bailey Brooks, a son: Ricky Olen Brooks, a daughter: Deborah Darlene Brooks, and a grandson: Kelsey Keegan Powers.Surviving are his wife: Joan McBay Brooks, of Ardmore, AL; a son, Jeff (Ginger) Brooks of Elkmont, AL, daughter, Susan (Gary) McCown of Knoxville, TN, brother, H.G. Brooks of Pontiac, MI, sisters, Shirley Ingram of Brewton, AL and Doris Brooks Chaires of Hilliard, FL, Grandchildren: Joshua Powers, Mandy Powers Lemon, Brandy Powers Rhea, Britney Brooks, and Bailey Brooks, five Great-grandchildren, and Joan's children: Phillip, Donnie, and Benjie McBay, Brenda Cooper, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 14, 2010, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. SammyBrister officiating. Interment will be in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, AL.The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama.

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