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Mary Hattie Brooks
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Obituary for Mary Hattie Brooks

Mary Hattie Dauphin Brooks, age 88, of Atlanta, Texas, went to her Heavenly home, Friday, December 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary Hattie was born, January 18, 1929, in Ida, Louisiana, the eldest of six children, to Eldridge Eugene and Thelma Wilson Dauphin. She attended Huffines schools and was a graduate of McLeod High School. She then attended Charity Nursing School in Shreveport, Louisiana, North Louisian Nursing School in Shreveport, Louisiana, and finished her nursing education at “Big Charity” in New Orleans, Louisiana. Later she returned to New Orleans, and graduated from anesthesia school. Mary Hattie was a well- known breeder of champion quarter horses. In 2016, she was recognized by the AQHA as a 50 year quarter horse breeder. Mary Hattie had a love for her animals, for music, and a passion for her career. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, a current member of Piney Grove Baptist, and a member and past Regent of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Dr. M. James Brooks, Jr.; step son, Marshall James Brooks III; and sister, Jerry Ann Noah.

She is survived by her daughter, Camille Smith Dawn and husband Joe Edward Dawn Jr. of Atlanta, Texas; two grandchildren, Mary Dawn Smith and husband Christopher Smith of Carthage, Texas, Joe Dauphin Dawn and wife Krystl of Atlanta, Texas; two great grandchildren, Gunner and Halley Dawn of Atlanta, Texas; brother, Gene Dauphin of Natchez, Mississippi; sisters, Latricia Kennedy and Ramona Halten both of Atlanta, Texas; step daughter, Kathleen Brooks Verschoyle of Atlanta, Texas; four step grandchildren, Brook, Becky, James, Victoria; special cousin, Ken Anderson of Atlanta, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A special thanks to the staff of Rose Haven and our wonderful care givers, June Head, Lisa Thompson, and Stacy Taylor.

Services will be 11 am, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel, with Dillon Manley officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 pm- 8 pm, Monday, December 4, 2017, at Hanner Funeral Service.

Interment will be Pine Crest Cemetery.

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Atlanta, Texas 75551





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Atlanta, Texas 75551

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Pine Crest Cemetery

Pine Crest Cemetery
Atlanta, Texas 75551


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