Earlene Baker

Died: Sat., Apr. 14, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 18, 2018
Location: Henline - Hughes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Apr. 18, 2018
Location: Henline - Hughes Funeral Home

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Dateline: Bakersville, NC


Earlene Baker, 95, of White Oak Road, Bakersville, NC went to be with the Lord Saturday evening April 14, 2018. She was born in Elk Park, NC on January 9, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Inez Phillips Greene of Bakersville, NC. Earlene was married to Lee Baker and they had four children.


She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Baker and her daughter Shirley Baker Greene. She is survived by her three sons; Allen Baker (Kay) of Bakersville, Arthur Baker (Margaret) of Bakersville, Carl Baker (Fran) of Lebanon, MO, her sister Doris Hobson of Bakersville, son in law Bradley Green of Bakersville, and seven grandchildren: Teresa Garland, Tracy Pittman, Chris Baker, Candi Gossett, Stephanie Dellinger, Autumn Baker, and Amy Ayers. Ten great grandchildren: Katelin Gossett, Erika Garland, Megan Dellinger, Meredith Dellinger, Nathan Baker, Ben Baker, Abby Baker, Zeus Ponder, Zaiden Ayers, and Chava Yevsa, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.


She was a lifetime member of Bakersville Baptist Church and was a secretary to Dr. A. E. Gouge and worked for many other businesses in Bakersville.


Earlene will fondly be remembered by her family and friends as a warm and loving spirit that cared for many people in her life. She was a witty and humorous person up until the very end of her physical life. She will deeply be missed by those she loved, and who loved her deeply.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Henline - Hughes Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Bakersville Memorial Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of The Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.


Henline - Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Baker family.


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Faye R. Pittman
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Allen, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I know how you must feel. To this day I miss my mom so much in more ways than one. Prayers for you and all the family.

Love and Prayers,

Danny Ferguson
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Allen your family will be in our prayers. I remember your Mom and Dad as wonderful people. Your granddad and my grandad were cousins.

Gary Baker
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Be it known that your family has been in our prayers and thoughts and will continue to be during this time. While various circumstances have interceded and have created distance with the larger family for quite a long while, good memories of visits made to Bakersville to visit family are recalled dating back to my childhood years in the 1960's and early 1970's. Lee and Earlene's house was remembered as a busy place buzzing with activity, with restless family members constantly going in and out of the dwelling place anxious and eager to hit the town, so it seemed! It was like "Hello, goodbye!" In addition, I vividly recall the old style color television set situated in the family room of their home, and I remember being fascinated by it. The television stood out in my mind because it would be a bit later before we got our first color television. It is also remembered that Earlene was a folksy, gracious lady who was not only quite witty, but also possessed a good sense of humor. Bakersville as I knew it has changed quite a bit in certain respects, even if its population has remained pretty much the same. People have come and gone through the course of time. What was familiar and assumed in certain respects has gradually become distant and unfamiliar in a large sense. However, a stretch of area along White Oak Road and Loggy Hollow remains suspended in time in my mind, because it was the site of some good times and nice experiences, not to mention an area where the physical beauty of the surrounding landscape and stunning panoramic views of distant mountains like the Roan are about as good as they get in the state of North Carolina. Earlene's physical presence will be missed in Bakersville, but her spirit will remain, and heaven has welcomed her with open arms!

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