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December 5, 2012

Obituaries - Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Rev. Wiley ‘Stacy’ Brooks

JESSE — Rev. Wiley “Stacy” Brooks, 87, of Jesse, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his residence.

Born April 2, 1925, at Jesse, he was the son of the late Wiley Brooks Sr. and Lela Workman Brooks.

Rev. Brooks was a member of the Guyandotte Baptist Church and was a former pastor of the church for 19 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He was a retired coal miner from Eastern Associated Coal Corporation’s Kopperston mine.

Rev. Brooks was a former pastor at the Bellemeade Baptist Church at Sabine for nine years and at the First Baptist Church at Justice for three and one-half years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Stewart; a sister, Pauline Shiflett; and two step brothers, Denver Canterbury and Clinton Canterbury.

Survivors include his wife, Ada Jewell Brooks; two sons, Steve Brooks of Princeton and Danny Brooks and his wife, Paula, of Jesse; two brothers, Lewie Brooks of Cleveland, Ohio and Dewey Brooks of Indiana; four sisters, Betty Kinospi and Virginia Fitch, both of Chicago, Ill., Leona Stewart of Pineville and Kathleen McGraw of Meadow Bridge; a stepbrother, Donald Brooks of Florida; a son-in-law, Bob Stewart of Tavares, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Rick Stewart and his wife, Debbie, Brian Stewart and his wife, Angie, Jonathan Brooks, Jewell LaClair, Katie Hill, Amie Mullins and Drew Hill; five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Jacob Stewart, Allison and Loren Stewart, and Jillian Baird.

A celebration of Rev. Brooks’ life will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Guyandotte Baptist Church, Jesse, with the Rev. Harrison Abbot, the Rev. Ron Harvey and Brian Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Pallbearers are Brian Stewart, Rick Stewart, Jonathan Brooks, Jonathan Stewart, Bob Cook and Fairley Jewell.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rev. Brooks’ name to the Guyandotte Baptist Church, Attn: Missions, PO Box 55, Jesse, WV 24849.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Brooks family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Brooks family.

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