Betty R. Baker

July 29, 1934August 8, 2012

Betty R. Baker, 75, of Athens, TX passed away August 8, 2012 in a Tyler, TX hospital. Mrs. Baker was born July 29, 1937 in Chickasaw, OK

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Baker; sons, Chuck Baker and Steve Baker; and a daughter, Sandy Kelley.

Survivors include her daughters, Earnestine Baker of Athens, TX, Debbie Stanley of Texarkana, AR, Ramona Boyce of Athens, TX, Tracy Boyce of Athens, TX, Penny Baker of Athens, TX, Betty Young of Texarkana, AR, and Lindy Curry of Jenkins, OK; sons, Gary Lee Baker of Murchison, TX, Gary Santall Baker of Tyler, TX, Larry Baker of Texarkana, AR, Frank Baker of Tyler , TX and Harry Kelly, Jr. of Texarkana, AR; sisters, Brenda Alfred of Ada, OK, Katheryn Walker of Gainesville, TX and Loretta Cooper of Canton, TX; 84 grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Full Gospel Tabernacle with Rev. Linda Davis officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2012

Betty R. Baker

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September 23, 2012

I love you my granny! I think about you often!!

Chynna Baker

September 17, 2012

Hey Granny Betty, it's Chynna. I'm so terribly sorry that I could not make it to the funeral to say Good-Bye. I love and miss you with all my heart and soul. God rest your soul.

penny baker

August 12, 2012

in memory of my momma..she has always been there for me when i needed her. she was only a phone call away or just across the road. ill always love you momma.i know your not here by body but you are in spirit. whenever i need you ill just call ya. love you always momma love penny