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Obituary: Oris E. (Moon) Rooks, 80, Adair Co., KY, native

Mr. Rooks was a member of a respected East Adair County, KY, family. Services and burial will be in Edinburgh, IN.

Oris Elmer "Moon" Rooks, 80, died Friday, December 25, 2009, at his residence in Edinburgh, IN. Mr. Rooks was a native of Adair County, KY.

The Rev. Guy Hardin will conduct a funeral service at 1pmET, Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church, 1010 S. Main St., Edinburgh. Calling will be from 4 to 8pmET, today, Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh, KY.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva (Bryant) Rooks and the following:
  • Two children: Charlotte Gabbard and Kevin Rooks, both of Edinburgh, IN

  • One brother: James Raymond Rooks of Taylorsville, IN

  • Two sisters: Annie Bennett of Shelby County, IN and Hazel Kell of Edinburgh, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Garfield and Myrtie (Bryant) Rooks.

Long Funeral Home in Edinburgh, IN, is handling arrangements.

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