THE HENRY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Tue., Nov. 11, 1930, p. 2, col. 6 [edited]. In the passing of William C. Hooker, age 72, at Elamsville, after a brief illness with pneumonia, this county’s loss is inestimable. He served the county as treasurer and banker for a number of years, a member of the Church of the Brethren, active in politics, also the general welfare of his many friends and neighbors. He bore the distinction of being the oldest active merchant in Patrick County, having spent his entire life in the Smith River district. He was the oldest member of a large, as well as one of this counties most prominent families. He leaves beside his wife, two children: Mrs. S. Tyler Rakes, Endicott, Va., and Horace G. Brown of Elamsville, Va. The deceased leaves also the following brothers and sisters: Hon J. M. Hooker, Judge H. Lester Hooker, Dr. Geo. W. Hooker, John A. Hooker, S. H. Hooker, Charlie Hooker, R. L. Hooker, I. T. Hooker, Mrs. Geo S. Nolen and Mrs. Nannie Turner. Funeral services were held at his old home place. [Ref. O. E. Pilson: TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE CEMETERIES OF PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA, p. 177, William C. Hooker graves located about 200 yards northwest of the junction of Roads 618 - 705, in woods, Elamsville: William C. Hooker, 4/15/1858 - 11/2/1930; Alice Ross Hooker, 11/16/1859 - 12/23/1933].