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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Charles Lee Baker, Sr.

05/21/1939 ~ 08/04/2018

GARNER-Charles Lee Baker, Sr., 79, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday. A good man, who believed in family, community, his country, and working hard to achieve the American dream. Mr. Baker lived an honest and humble life, as a loving husband, daddy, granddaddy, and will be missed by all.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday at Middle Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by his son, Chuck Baker; daughters, Amy Bynum and husband, John, and Laura Costa; sisters, Nancy Reavis, Jean Jeffries, Shirley Carroll; brother, Garland Baker; grandchildren, Lee Baker and girlfriend, Bonnie Harrell, Charleigh Baker, Chanler Baker, Libby Bynum, Stephen Costa and Thomas Costa.

He was predeceased by his wife, Gloria Sauls Baker; parents, Wyatt and Myrtle Partin Baker; sister, Marie Ashworth and brothers, Ronald and James Baker.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.



6:00-8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner



11:00 AM

Middle Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemtery


  1. Donnie, Karen and Connor Lindsey

    You are all in our prayers.

  2. Debbie Parrish Blystone

    My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Rita Ashworth Carroll

    Sorry for your loss, prayers for all.

  4. Linda Dixon

    Charles was a good man. He will be missed. Prayers for you all.

  5. Wallace & Karen VanDeusen

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family.

  6. Heaven Matthews

    Mr.Baker will be greatly missed.
    Im sorry for your loss and glad that i had a chance to meet and talk with such a wonderful man.

  7. Erica Harper

    I’d like to express my condolences to you and your family. People would do well to imitate Charles and his family centered disposition. We all look forward to the day when we can say with confidence, “Death is swallowed up forever. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54,55)

  8. Austin Kirby and family

    I am so sorry to hear this. He was a fine man. He is with Gloria again though.

  9. Larry C.Ward

    I consider Charles my friend he was always polite,The Ward sends our deepest sympathy.praise God for his victory!We know the family loved him.May God bless an keep your family Strong. Amen

  10. Edna Sykes

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Danny L Parker

    My thoughts and prayers are with Chuck and Lee and the entire Baker family during this time of your tremendous loss! Charles was certainly a very fine man and a blessing to his beloved family and all who knew him. I especially appreciate his many, many knidnesses shown to my Mom and our family. He will be missed!!

  12. Rachel rogers

    We will miss Mr. Baker. Love that picture of him in front of his truck my husband and I painted for him a few years back. Mrs. Baker was school secretary when I was at Vance Elementary. Will think of them every time we ride by their house! Prayers to the family.
    Rachel Rogers Duncan & David Duncan

  13. Hope Adams

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Sorry for your loss

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