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March 30, 2017

Geraldine Campbell Brookman, 86, of 4409 Potts Creek Rd., died, Thursday March 30, 2017 in the Alleghany Health and Rehab in Clifton Forge. Mrs. Brookman was born May 3, 1930 in Alleghany County the daughter of the late James Robert and Mae Young Campbell. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two sons Ronnie O. Brookman and an infant son, a son in law Paul Thurston Sr. a grandson Paul Thurston Jr. a brother Ryland Campbell. Geraldine was a retired teacher's assistant in the title 1 program at the former Boiling Spring Elementary School and was part of the Alleghany County Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Persinger Memorial United Methodist Church where she started the youth program and was counselor along with being the church treasurer for a number of years. She sang in the Potts Valley Singers and was part of the United Methodist Women. Surviving are her husband of 70 years Odell W. Brookman of Covington, two daughters Lois Thurston of Eagle Rock and Janice Rose and husband Russell of Covington, three grandchildren David Rose and wife Connie, Janelle Caldwell and husband Steve, and Andrew Thurston and wife Brittany, four great grandchildren Ashley Rose, Brandon Caldwell, Emma Thurston, and Cullen Thurston, two sisters Christine Hepler and Ellen Hepler and husband Freddie both of Covington, two brothers Robert Campbell and wife Cathy of Covington, and James "Butch" Campbell and wife Susie of Powder Springs, GA, and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Sunday April 2 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. David Brown officiating, assisted by the Rev. Riley Smith, Jr. The interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery. The family will receive their friends Saturday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Brookman's name to the Persinger Memorial United Methodist Church at 3505 Potts Creek Rd. Covington, VA 24426. Cemetery Information Sunday, April 2, 2017 Lone Star Cemetery 6115 Potts Creek Rd. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Sunday, April 2, 2017 02:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Saturday, April 1, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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