|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1917|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 2011|
Alma Doris Baker, age 93 widow of W.O. Baker, died July 20, 2011 at her sister's home in Batesville, MS.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, 7/23/11, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clay Baker officiating. Vistiation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Baker will be buried at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker was born in Panola County, MS on August 28, 1917 to Jesse Alma Buchanan & Jeff Berlin Palmertree. After working as a telephone operator during World War II, Mrs. Baker married and moved from the Mt. Olivet community in Batesville, MS to Sledge, MS where she became a member of the Sledge Methodist Church. She dedicated her life to the church and in 1963 was awarded special membership in the Woman's Society of Christian Service by the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church. For her work with the USO, Mrs. Baker was invited to the capitol, Washington, D.C., by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to attend the reception honoroing the Ambassadors of the USOs Abroad on the USO's 30th Anniversary.
After a photo of her won a Mid-South Photography competition, the picture was selected by one of the judges to be used as a teaching aid on his nationwide teaching tours as a photo having all the elements of the "Perfect Picture". Mrs. Baker also worked as a substitute teacher.
She is survived by her daughter Mary Ellen Baker of Sledge, MS; son, H.E. Baker of Fulton, MS; 2 sisters, Donna Traywick of Batesville, MS & Ruby Williams of Sledge, MS. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville, MS in charge. 662.563.5700 www.wellsfuneralhome.net
Published in Clarion Ledger on July 22, 2011
Jeff Berlin Palmertree (1897 - 1947)
Jessie Alma Buchanan Palmertree (1894 - 1996)
W. O. Baker (1912 - 1994)
Alma Doris Palmertree Baker (1917 - 2011)
Ellis Harold Palmertree (1923 - 1991)*
Forrest Memorial Park
Created by: Faye Nations McCardle
Record added: Jul 22, 2011
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