Hugh Lawrence "Lance" Brooks Jr.
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Hugh Lawrence "Lance" Brooks Jr., 42, of Dora was born October 6, 1969, and slipped away quietly into the arms of Jesus on September 6, 2012 after a long battle with diabetes.

After graduating in 1988 from Corner High School, he followed in his father's footsteps in the mattress business becoming the Administrator of Serta Mattress Co. until his early retirement.

His favorite pastime was his advanced knowledge of the computer, shopping for bargains for his family and caring for his animals, especially his four legged furry buddies, Niko and Gordon.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel in Dora. Rev. Jimmy Greathouse will officiate. Burial will follow in New Horizon Memorial Gardens. New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Dora will direct. Visitation is Tuesday from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Fendley Brooks; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his beloved father, Hugh Lawrence "Snookum" Brooks Sr.; his loving sisters, Tammy Brooks Hogland and Tonya Brooks; his precious nieces to whom he was a dedicated father figure; and many loving and caring aunts, uncles and cousins. His cousins Caleb and Will Bush with Bagley Fire and Rescue answered the call of distress for Lance.

Lance's life was spent doing quietly for others, never complaining about the adversities of life. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. John 3:16-John 14.

Private condolences may be expressed online at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323