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James Garland Baker
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Birth: 1934, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1970
Pulaski County
Virginia, USA

Pulaski County Man Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot

A Pulaski County man died in a Roanoke hospital at 1 p.m. Tuesday from a self inflicted gunshot wound in the head, reported the Pulaski County Sheriffs Department.

James Garland Baker, Route 2, (Old Route 100,) was taken to Pulaskl General Hospital by the New River Squad after 9:20 a.m. Valley Emergency receiving a call at Deputy Bobby Hall reported that he arrived at the Baker home at 9:25 a.m. after receiving the call.

Hall said Baker's wife, the only other person at home at the time, told him she called the operator and told her It was an emergency call. The operator relayed the call to the life saving crew.

Baker was taken to Roanoke advisement of Dr. Ed Chitwood.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Roanoke then brought back to Pulaski by Stickler's.

Hall said Mrs. Baker told him she was lying on the couch watching television when she heard a noise When she looked into the bedroom her husband was lying on the floor.

Hall and Deputy Harry Hughes are continuing their investigation into the shooting. A .22 caliber rifle was the weapon.

He is survived by his father, Bert B. Baker, and stepmother, Mrs, Beulah Hawkins Baker, of Pulaski; his widow, Mrs. Mary Gravley Baker; three sons, James G. Baker Jr., Harry K. Baker and Carl S. Baker, all of Pulaski; and a brother, Robert C. Baker, Orlando, Fla. Also surviving Is his grandmother, Mrs. J.E. Baker of Draper

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Dora Highway Baptist Church with the Rev. Edgar O'Dell officiating. Burial will follow In the Shiloh Cemetery. The body will remain at Strickler's Funeral Home until one hour before services.

PULASKI, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1970, Southwest Times 
Shiloh Cemetery
Shiloh (Pulaski County)
Pulaski County
Virginia, USA
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