06/04/07 — LEONARD D. HOOKS

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Died June 2, 2007

FREMONT -- Leonard Dickinson Hooks, 96, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.

Leonard was born in Fremont and attended Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a farmer and insurance agent in Fremont and a tobacconist on the bright leaf and burley markets in North Carolina and Tennessee until his retirement. In 1940, he married Edith Griggs Bowman, his wife of 66 years. Leonard was a long-time member of Fremont United Methodist Church and served as a town councilman for several years.

He is survived by his daughters, Betty Hooks Henderson of Raleigh and Lynn Hooks Alexander of Greensboro; son-in-law, Barry Alexander of Greensboro; brother, George Leon Hooks Jr. of Rocky Mount; grandchildren, Johanna Henderson Reese of Cary, Amy Henderson Hoglund and Christopher Hooks Alexander of Raleigh, Douglas Leonard Henderson of Durham and Walter Leonard Alexander of Portland, Oregon; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Bowman Hooks; sister, Mary Hooks Brown; and brother, William Robert Hooks.

The family would like to thank the staff of Alterra Sterling House in Goldsboro for the loving care Leonard received in his last year.

The funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fremont United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends immediately afterward in the church fellowship hall. A burial will follow for family and special friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Fremont United Methodist Church.


Published in Obituaries on June 4, 2007 1:48 PM