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Harvey Baker

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Harvey Baker, son of the late Ben Baker and Mattie Tyler Baker, was born May 17, 1921, at Atkins, Ark., and died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at the age of 85.

Mr. Baker was united in marriage to Gladys "Peggy" Beasley on July 2, 1938, at Lepanto, Ark. Mrs. Baker preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 2003.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bernie. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He had been a member of the American Legion in Poplar Bluff.

Survivors include one son, Wayman Baker of Poplar Bluff; two daughters, Carmelita Moyse of St. Louis and Carolyn Lemings of Dexter; one sister, Jan Cradduck of Clarkton; one brother, Gwindon Baker of Sebastopol, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Wayne Baker; two brothers, Mervin Baker and Bill Baker; two sisters, Phronie Tomlinson and Adeline Baker.

Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at Bradshaw Funeral Chapel with Rev. Earnest Puckett and Rev. Susan Marner-Sides officiating.

Interment will follow in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton with military rites.

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