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Rev. Brooks Partain

August 31, 2020
Rev. Brooks Partain, age 91, died Friday, August 28, 2020, at Willson Hospice House in Albany.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, at Lee Street United Methodist Church, with Dr. Dennis Stalvey and Rev. John Brodess officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday between the hours of 10-11 a.m. at Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St.

The staff of Hancock Funeral Home would like to issue a gentle reminder to all attendees that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reasonable social distancing should be maintained at all times, and the use of face masks is required.

For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions are suggested to Lee Street United Methodist Church, 1102 S. Lee St., Americus, GA 31709; or to the League of the Good Samaritan, c/o Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus, GA 31709.

He was born January 16, 1929, in Stewart County, GA, to Thomas J. and Dovie Moseley Partain. He was married to the former Ann Perry of Colquitt County, GA.

Rev. Partain served as a United Methodist minister for 61 years in the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. He pastored many churches over South Georgia, concluding as the Chaplain at Magnolia Manor in Americus. After retiring, he served seven interim pastorates in the Americus area. He served as the staff Chaplain at Hancock Funeral Home for over 25 years.

He received his education from Gordon Military College, the University of Georgia, and Emory School of Theology. He served in the U.S. Air Force and also in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann; his son Flynn and his wife Gina of Macon, GA his grandchildren: Kendall Partain, Collin Partain, and Tate Partain; and his daughter-in-law, Lamara Martin Partain of Comer, GA.

Preceding him in death were a son, Gary; his parents; and his sisters.

Rev. Partain was a compassionate, caring person, beloved by many, and a devoted servant of the Lord.

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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Rev. Brooks Partain.

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