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Hazel S Rooks

November 5, 1937 ~ January 1, 2023 (age 85)


Hazel S. Rooks, 85, of Whiteville passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023. She was born November 5, 1937 in Columbus County the daughter of the late Isdell Grady Smith and Olive Janie Ellis Smith.

She was a member of Free Worship Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church where she played piano and was a Sunday School Teacher. She loved to play Bingo at Liberty Commons. She loved her children and grandchildren.


She is survived by three sons, Danny Lambert Rooks of Chadbourn, Jerome Andrew Rooks and wife, Barbara of Lake Waccamaw, and Christopher Darryl Rooks and wife, Chrystal of Surf City; two brothers, Arnold Smith and wife, Ethelene of Whiteville and Jimmy Smith of Wilmington; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of Whiteville and Carolyn Bellamy and husband, Donald of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Crystal Rogers and husband, Allan of Covington, GA, Angela Soles and husband, Jonathan of Lake Waccamaw, Meagan Rooks of Lake Waccamaw, Morgan Rooks of Lake Waccamaw, Kaitlyn Rooks of Surf City and Taylor Rooks of Surf City; four great grandchildren, Allison Quinlan and husband, Alex, Blaine Soles, Dawson Soles and Beckett Soles.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Douglas Lambert Rooks; sisters, Lucille Rhodes, Mildred Barfoot and Mary Smith; and a brother, Alfred Smith.


Graveside service will be conducted 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Ray Cartrette officiating. Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Peacock Funeral Home.


The family would like to express special thanks to the staff at Liberty Commons and Lower Cape Fear Life Care for their loving care.

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