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Milestones, March 2020


James R. “Jack” Brooks

 1931 – 2019

James "Jack" Brooks

James “Jack” Brooks

Mr. James R. “Jack” Brooks, 88, of the Hickory Community, passed away at 9:44 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky. 

Jack was a member of the Pottsville Church of Christ and formerly an elder at Melber Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Jack was retired from Modine Manufacturing and from The Kentucky State Highway Department; he also had worked for Graves County Auto Salvage. After retirement, Jack spent countless hours volunteering for the Bread of Life Humanitarian Disaster Relief Effort where he served as co-director.

Mr. Brooks is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Martha Dennis Brooks; four children: Vana (Danny) Harrison of Melber, Ky., Barry (Jennifer) Brooks of Mayfield, Ky., Dale (Kim) Brooks of Sedalia, Ky., and Shanna (Nathan) Felts of Hickory, Ky.; three sisters: Mary Palmer, Dorothy Pierceall, and Peggy Skaggs all of Mayfield, Ky.; one brother, Gerald Brooks of Mayfield, Ky.; 12 grandchildren: Brooke Harrison, Blake Harrison, Lakyn Brooks, Ashley Brooks, Dylan Houser, Drayden Treas, Rocky Hodges, Chancy Byford, Kanza Brooks, Kaley Brooks, Wesley Felts, and Austin Felts; six great-grandchildren: Chaz, Lilly, Sophie, Bentley, Zayne, and Cooper; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Elouise Holland; brother, Guy “Pete” Brooks; and parents, Eddie Nolan and Laura Jane Angel Brooks. 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to:

Bread of Life Humanitarian Effort 

PO Box 162

Melber, KY 42069-0162

Sue Roush

1960 – 2020

Sue Roush

Sue Roush

Sue Roush, 59, of York, Neb., died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, surrounded by family.

She was born July 7, 1960, to Elton and Orlia (Glover) Morris in North Little Rock, Ark.

Sue was an advocate for the underdog, a fierce fighter of integrity and unparalleled creativity. She lived a life dedicated to the arts and built an admirable career and wonderful family. Known for her contagious laugh, kind words, gracious hugs and listening ear, there was always room for another in her space.

Roush most notably served as the Deputy Communications Director for Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman from 2011-2014. She was a long-time employee of York College, serving in various roles from 1998-2011 including Director of Alumni and Community Relations. Her extensive career included serving as a media strategist and professor of marketing for numerous universities including the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Concordia University, Nebraska Wesleyan and others.

As a community advocate, Sue made her mark as a founder of Women of York, former president of United Way and the Yorkshire Playhouse, York Chamber Ambassador, and Nebraska Arts Council and American Heart Association board member. Her passion for advocacy and progress were known by many. She was also a member of Lifewalk Church in York.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Clark Roush of York; son, Mitchell (Marissa) Roush and granddaughter, Sophia, of York; son, Matthew (Renee) Roush of Firestone, Colo.; sister-in-law, Karen (Doug) Kostowski of Miami, Fla., and countless friends and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elton and Orlia (Glover) Morris and her in-laws, Robert and Barbara (Clark) Roush.

Memorials may be directed to: 

Yorkshire Playhouse

PO Box 413

York, NE 68467-2944 

Condolences may be left for the family at: www.metzmortuary.com. 

Hal James

1941 – 2019

Hal James

Hal James

Hal James, 78, of Washington, Iowa, passed away on Oct. 31, 2019. Born on April 18, 1941, he was reared in Mississippi and Illi-nois. Hal served his country in the Air Force and then settled with his young family in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1965. In 1990 after graduating from the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver, Colo., Hal continued his work in Iowa, preaching in Clinton, Washington, and Iowa City.

Hal and his wife Doloris (Whitman) served the church in Iowa and Midwest Bible Camp for more than 60 years. He was also instrumental in the creation of the National Association of Christian Camps. A passionate song and worship leader, he taught hundreds of students with his self-produced songleading course.

Hal is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doloris, his daughters Pattie, Sherry, and Melanie, five grand-children, and countless friends throughout the country.

With Appreciation

The Christian Chronicle appreciates and acknowledges a generous gift received in memory of Mr. C. H. Hickman.

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