OBITUARY

Katherine Bridgforth Hooker

March 25, 1926January 2, 2021

Kitty Sue Hooker, 94, of Plantation Road, Martinsville, died Saturday, January 2, 2021 from Covid 19.

She was born March 25, 1926 in Kenbridge, Virginia to Austin Seay Bridgforth Jr. and Katherine Allen Bridgforth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Clyde Hooker Jr.

She graduated from Kenbridge High School and State Teacher’s College (now Longwood University). As a new teacher, she moved to Martinsville, Virginia. She met Clyde Hooker and they married in 1950.

She had been an active member of the First United Methodist Church, serving in the Wesley Guild. She enjoyed arranging flowers and helped with the sanctuary flowers for many years.

Her main passion was playing golf with friends. She started each spring striving to be the club champion. She won the Forest Park Championship in 1963, the Chatmoss Country Club Championship in 1961 and 1971. She was the Henry County Women’s Golf Champion in 1964. Her golf friendships were a big part of her life.

She loved fashion and considered personal presentation a must. She had regular weekly appointments with her hair stylist and many friendships blossomed over the years.

Surviving is her daughter Katherine Boaz (Allen) of Montvale, Virginia. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Phil (Karen) Garrett, Katie Garrett and Pres (Olivia) Garrett all of Martinsville, a step grandson Jamison Boaz of California; three great grandchildren Webb, Maxine and Katherine Nell Garrett; and a brother Austin Seay Bridgforth III of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The family would like to thank dear friends Elizabeth Millner, Lorrie Teegen, Jim Warren, Carolyn Holland and her niece Jane Thomasson for their love and support. The family could not have done without the true love and comfort that Carol Belcher provided for Kitty Sue. Carol brightened Kitty Sue’s final years.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 146 East Main St., Martinsville, Virginia 24112 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville is handling the arrangements. To express condolences online please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com

  • FAMILY

  • Austin Seay Bridgeforth Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Katherine Allen Bridgeforth, Mother (deceased)
  • John Clyde Hooker Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Katherine Boaz, Daughter
  • Allen Boaz, Son-in-law
  • Phil Garrett, Grandson
  • Karen Garrett, Phil's wife
  • Katie Garrett, Granddaughter
  • Pres Garrett, Grandson
  • Olivia Garrett, Pres's wife
  • Jamison Boaz, Step Grandson
  • Webb Garrett, Great Grandchild
  • Maxine Garrett, Great Grandchild
  • Katherine Nell Garrett, Great Grandchild
  • Austin Seay Bridgeforth III, Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • First United Methodist Church

Services

  • All Services are Private

Memories

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William Foster

January 5, 2021

So sorry for your loss.. Feel blessed to have had her for so long. My prayers are with you. Chris

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