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veteran CORINTH - Shirley M. Brooks, 79, husband of the late Virginia (Stewart) Brooks, died Feb. 24, 2003, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 3, 1923, in Corinth, the son of Frank and Lena (DeWitt) Brooks. He was a World War II veteran in the Merchant Marines and had worked most of his life as a self-employed heavy equipment operator. He owned and operated Exeter Raceways for a number of years and then owned and operated the Red Garter in Exeter and St. Albans since the mid-60s. He had been a member of the Corinthian Lodge, I.O.O.F and the Corinth American Legion.

He is survived by a son, Stewart of Corinth; two grandsons, Eric Brooks and his wife, Sarah, of Charleston and Devon Brooks of Corinth; a granddaughter, Tracy Filch; two great-grandchildren, Damien and Erica Brooks of Charleston; a nephew, Francis "Buddy" Whitney of Harmony; and close friends, Judy Waldron, Ted Perkins, and Everett and Olive Nichols. Shirley was predeceased by a sister, Beryl Whitney and a niece, Rosalie Freeman.

Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Michael Pike officiating. Spring burial will be in the Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. Those who wish may make donations to the Shirley Brooks Memorial Fund, care of Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth, ME 04427.

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