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OBIT: Ms. Myra Woodard Brooks


Ms. Myra Woodard Brooks

Mrs. Myra Reece Brooks age 68, a homemaker of South Carthage, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday evening August 15, 2018 after being found deceased at her Hogans Creek Road home.

Graveside services and interment were conducted on Saturday afternoon August 18th at 3 p.m. from the Sircy Family Cemetery on Woodard Hollow Lane in the Brooks Bend Community of Jackson County. Her pastor, Bro. Frank Bratcher, officiated at the services.

She was one of three children and was born Myra Kay Woodard in Nashville on November 16, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Herbert Kenneth Woodard and Nannie Katherine Massey Woodard.

Her first husband and the father of her daughter, Curtis “Curty” Reece, died at the age of 31 on October 11, 1980 as the result of drowning in a boating accident on Cordell Hill Lake in the Granville Community.

Mrs. Brooks was a 1968 graduate of Smith County High School where she majored in business education. She was a member of the Future Homemakers of America, the Pep Club her junior and senior years, the library club and was a member of the junior play cast. It was said of her that “she was noble in every thought and deed”.

Mrs. Brooks was a member and attended the former Ensors Chapel United Methodist Church in the Funns Branch Community in Jackson County and presently was attending the Carthage First Freewill Baptist Church in the Tanglewood Community.

Surviving is her daughter, Kay Reece of South Carthage; two grandchildren, Dr. Christine R. Patel of Memphis, Curtis B. Patel of Cookeville; two brothers, Ralph Woodard and wife Patty of Carthage, Benny Woodard and wife Lisa of the Funns Branch Community.