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Wardie

Odell

Brookman

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June 8, 2017

Wardie Odell Brookman, 93, of 4409 Potts Creek Rd., died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 30, 1923 in Craig County a son of the late Arthur and Effie Lee Wolfe Brookman. In addition to his parents, Mr. Brookman was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Campbell Brookman on March 30, 2017; two sons, Ronnie O. Brookman and an infant son; a son-in-law, Paul Thurston, Sr.; a grandson Paul Thurston, Jr.; six brothers Alvis (Lo) Brookman, Melvin Brookman, Charlie Brookman, Walter Brookman, Lewis Brookman, and Earson Brookman and three sisters Mary Campbell, Annie Bowen, Lillian Brookman. Mr. Brookman served his country during World War II with the United States Army. He retired from the Recovery Department at Meadwestvaco after 40 years of service. He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church; a life member of the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033, Veterans of Foreign Wars; a member of Meadwestvaco Retirees and a member of Virginia Farm Bureau. Surviving are two daughters, Lois Thurston of Eagle Rock and Janice Rose and her husband Russelle of Covington; three grandchildren, Janelle Caldwell and her husband Steve; David Rose and his wife Connie and Andrew Thurston and his wife Brittany; four great grandchildren, Ashley Rose, Brandon Caldwell, Emma Thurston and Cullen Thurston; one sister Thelma deCheubel of Columbia, MD, and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Monday June 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. David Brown assisted by Rev. Donald Earwood. Interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive their friends Sunday June 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Arritt Funeral Home and other times at Mr. Brookman's residence. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Brookman's name to the Lone Star Baptist Church Building Fund, 6115 Potts Creek Rd., Covington, VA 24426. Cemetery Information Monday, June 12, 2017 Lone Star Cemetery 6115 Potts Creek Rd. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Monday, June 12, 2017 11:00 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Sunday, June 11, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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