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A. J. Hood Jr.

A. J.  Hood Jr. A. J. Hood Jr., Decatur, Ga., died Nov. 10, 2019 at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born Jan. 8, 1952 in Crystal Springs to A. J. Hood Sr. and Louise Hood. He was a graduate of William H. Holtzclaw High School in Crystal Springs, Utica Junior College, and Mississippi Valley State University. Mr. Hood retired in 2008 from a career with the United States Department of Labor in Atlanta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sula Mae Hood. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 2470 Bruce Street, Lithonia, GA 30058. Visitation will begin at 10. Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at Porter Memorial Park Cemetery on Lockridge Street in Tupelo, Miss. Mr. Hood will be buried beside his wife. Survivors are daughter, Sula Marie Hood-Smith (Nehemiah) of Noblesville, Ind.; sisters, Stephanie Phillips (Rufus) of Greenwood, Miss., Mamie Kato (Robert) of Detroit, Mich., and Earline Barnes of Utica, Miss.

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