Eleanor Aileen Brooks

Published 12:01 am Saturday, July 30, 2011

TILLAR, Ark. — Eleanor Aileen Brooks of Tillar died Thursday, July 28, 2011. She was 73.

Mrs. Tillar was born in Vicksburg to Charlie and Minnie Hearn Cockrell. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gracie Emfinger.

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Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Plunkett and Janice Coats, both of Tillar, and Peggy Hutchinson and Marie Hutchinson, both of Booneville; two brothers, Charles Cockrell of Vicksburg and Wilford Cockrell of Redwood; two sisters, Flora Allison and Lora Wilson, both of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home in Dumas, Ark., with the Rev. Cecil Harvey officiating. Burial will follow at Scott Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.