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Aug 29th

Gracie Haynes Baker

Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Haynes Baker, age 87, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Western Baptist Church with Bro. Don McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in the Western Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday at Bailey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Baker, a lifelong resident of this area, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Taylor, AR. She was a member of the Old Shongaloo Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker who will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an excellent cook and never knew how many people she might have for a meal.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James L. "Bakie" Baker, on January 31, 2011; her parents, Madison Mascow and Cora Talley Haynes; brother, Prentice Haynes and sister, Lourine Watters.

She is survived by daughters, Gracie Aline Clark and husband, Bobby; Velda Kaye McLain and husband, Henry all of Emerson, AR; son, James Nelwyn Baker and wife, Lanell of Atlanta, TX; brothers, Franklin D. Haynes and wife, Corine, of Springhill, LA; Lawrence Haynes and wife, Armilles of Benton, LA; grandchildren, Donna Kay Holtzclaw and husband, John; Cher Lynn Johnson and husband, Randall; Michelle Smith and husband, Baine; James Allen Wyrick and wife, Karen and Tricia LeAnn Conney; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Jes, Brooke, Abbi and Jarret; step-grandchildren, John McLain and wife, Audra; Stacy Smith and husband, Gene; step-great-grandchildren, Slade, Hayden, Colton, Ashley and Dustin.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Holtzclaw, Hayden Holtzclaw, Jes Holtzclaw, Randall Johnson, James Allen Wyrick and Baine Smith.

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