Baker, Rachel Everhart (2009)

Obituary of Rachel Everhart Baker ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Rachel Everhart Baker, age 76 of Dysartsville passed away on Thursday February 19, 2009 at The McDowell Hospital.  A native of Davidson County, Rachel was born on October 30, 1932 to the late William Everhart and Nettie Cope Everhart.  Her family will remember her as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her husband Harry Baker and a daughter Teresa Cox preceded her in death.

Deeply saddened by this loss are her remaining four children, Ellis Gene Murph and his wife Abby of Lexington, and Gary Murph and his fiancée Cathy, Perry Murph and Terri Sumlin and her husband Kim, all of Dysartsville; brothers and sisters, Billie Earwood and her husband Sammy, Wayne Everhart and his wife Norma Jean and Pat Gibson and her husband Bubba; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Friday February 20, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Laurel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Herold and Rev. Ronnie Gentry officiating.  The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 25, 2008 Volume 15 # 8