Rev. Cecil Brooks
June 29, 1932-June 25, 2009
Friends of Cecil and Jane Brooks were saddened to learn of Cecil?s death early this morning at his home in Amelia Island. Cecil had courageously battled cancer for months.
He was a retired Presbyterian minister, a native of Macon, Ga. and a graduate of Mercer University and Reformed Theological Seminary. The Brooks were residents of Big Canoe for 11 years and still have a home here. Cecil and his devoted wife Jane have been married 56 years. Cecil was the founder of Cornerstone Ministries.
There was a memorial service celebrating Cecil?s life at Big Canoe Chapel on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. Lamar Helms, Dr. Jim McCormick and Rev. Jayme Sickert officiating. A reception followed in the Broyles Community Center.
In addition to his wife, Cecil Brooks is survived by two daughters, Cecilia Dixon and Leslie Kelly; and five grandchildren, Jessica and Jared Bronson and Andrew, Sarah and Stephen Dixon.
Instead of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be sent to Beginning Again in Christ (BAIC), P.O. Box 26, Brandon, Ms. 39043. Cecil and three others started this ministry while they were in seminary in the early ?70s and it was Cecil who named the ministry, which reaches out to prisoners and their families.
Mr. Charles Lee Walters, age 58 of Ellijay, Ga., passed from this life Saturday June 27, 2009 at the North Georgia Medical Center.
He was of the Baptist faith and was born Jan. 10, 1951 in Lenoir, N.C. Mr. Walters was employed as a heavy equipment operator in the paving industry.
Mr. Walters was preceded in death by his daughter, Rose Mary Elizabeth Walters; father, Charles Estes Walters; and sister, Gloria Faye Stokes.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Lori Walters, Ellijay; daughters, Amanda Walters, Johnson City, Tn., Trixie Dancy, Granite Falls, N.C., Holly Proctor, Banner Elk, N.C., and Brianna Walters, Ellijay; sons, William Walters, Lenoir, N.C., and Charles Walters, Jr., Ellijay; five grandchildren; mother and step-father, Ruth and Arthur Hollis, Ellijay; sisters, Linda Richardson, Ash County, N.C., and Sandy Dillard, Ellijay; and brother, Michael Hollis, Villanow, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with speaker Michael Hollis officiating. Music was provided by Dwight Sanford. Interment followed in Jarrett Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Charles Walters, Jr., Tim Bryan, Justin Campbell, Kevin Cornelia, Steven Benefield, Michael Cross, David Jackson and Larry Layman. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 17 Executive Pkwy., Ste. 115, Atlanta, Ga. 30329-2012 or the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Pkwy., Ste. 1, Marietta, Ga. 30067.