Ada Hefner Baker, age 89 of Nebo passed away Sunday April 6, 2008 at her residence. Mrs. Baker was born in Burke County on October 28, 1918 and was a daughter of the late Quincy Hefner and Mattie Branch Hefner. Mrs. Baker was a member of Sunny Grove Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. Preceding her in death was her husband Howard P. Baker, children: Devue, Gloria, Harry, Carl Ray and Gerald.
Surviving Mrs. Baker are six children: Betty Ricketts, Shirley Sisk, Mabel Burkhart, Robert Baker, Michael Baker and Sybil McNeely, all of Dysartsville; forty-seven grandchildren, sixty-nine great grandchildren and seventy-six great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday April 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Allen Pruett officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider American Diabetes Association Greenville-Spartanburg NC-SC Office 16-A Brozzini Court Greenville, SC 29615. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday April 9, 2008 Volume 14 # 14