MATTHEWS - Lois Hooks, 83, died Nov. 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 14, 1920, in Humphries County, Tenn., daughter of the late Alvin R. and Ollie E. Winters Curtis, she was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Morehouse. She was a first grade teacher for much of her career and retired as an educator from Matthews Elementary School in Matthews.
On June 3, 1950, at Senath, she married Joe Hooks who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Priscilla Hooks of Gordonville and Steve and Dora Hooks of Harlingen, Texas; eight brothers, Buel Curtis, Cleatus "Pete" Curtis and Gene Curtis of Matthews, Jerry Curtis of O'Fallon, J.H. Curtis of San Diego, Calif., Perry Curtis of Kingman, Ariz., and Nelson Curtis of Oran and Don Curtis of Sikeston; two sisters, Ruby Silverthorn of Sikeston and Barbara Lasters of Oran; and five grandchildren and one grandson-in-law, Robin Hooks of San Antonio, Texas, Daniel Hooks of Gordonville, Bonnie and Brandon Hernandez of San Antonio, Matthew Hooks of Houston, Texas, and Audrey Hooks of Kingsville, Texas.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Wallace Curtis; and one sister, Euphelia Curtis.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Kelley Grubbs, pastor of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.