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Carlton Wright Baker
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1921
Death: Aug. 8, 2005

Obituaries, Opelika-Auburn News, Thursdsay, August 11, 2005
Carlton Wright Baker

Funeral services for Carlton (Pawpaw) Wright Baker, 83, of Opelika, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2005 at Marvyn Parkway Baptist Church with Pastor David Floyd and Reverend Jeff Thorn officiating. Burial will follow in Rosemere Cemetery. Mr. Baker will lie-in-state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 p.m. at Fredericks Funeral Home.

Mr. Baker, who died August 8, 2005, was born in Macon County August 15, 1921 to the late Albert Brewer and Freddy Wright Baker. He experienced his second birth June 14, 1947 at the Tabernacle Church in Birmingham. Mr. Baker studied his Bible from salvation to his death and became an Ordained Minister May 30, 2005. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during WW II (from 1941 thru 1947). Mr. Baker retired from Uniroyal but was best known for his ability to repair automobile transmissions. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nellie Faye Baker, son Robert Baker, grandson, Christopher Dewayne Barreto and Great-granddaughter Lynsie Grace Thornton.

Survivors include his nine children, Sheree (Hector) Barreto Gonzales, Carlton Albert Baker, Sr., Bonnie (Purvis) Riddle, Judy (Dave) Howard, Peggy Hearn, Linda (Doug) Kistler, Freddie (Tammy) Baker, Dolly (Elmer) Butler, and Penny (Danny) Johnson; twenty-seven grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert (Mina) Baker; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Baker along with several nieces and nephews.

The Family will accept flowers or donations may be given to Marvyn Parkway Baptist Church.

Fredericks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Copied from "Glimpses of the Past from My Mother's Scrapbook"
by William Terry Vaughan, 8052 Striped Marlin Way, Orlando FL 32822-6932
Published in "Tap Roots." , The Genealogical Society of East Alabama, Vol. 43, No. 1, July 2005, p.16.

Carlton Baker Graduates from A. A. F. T. S.
Gulfport Field, Miss. Pvt. Carlton W. Baker formerly of 310 Byrd St, Opelika, Alabama, has graduated from this big Army Air Forces Training Command School for airplane mechanics and is ready to take his place on the far-flung service lines of this global war wherever the biggist American planes are based, at home or abroad.
He has received a course of intensive training to fit him for his important task in this war. His training has also fitted him for an important job in peacetime aviation.
In private, Private Baker was a textile worker at Pepperell Mfg. Company. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Baker, Opelika, Alabama, Route 2.
Gulfport Field is producing an endless stream of airplane mechanics to service the biggest bombers and cargo planes of the Army. Students attend classes in shifts around the clock, every hour and every square foot of space being given the most thorough utilization.

Notes: Carlton was Edith's younger brother, born about three years after her. The two had one even younger brother, Albert Love, who lives in Shreveport, La. Carlton lives near Beauregard. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nellie Faye Baker (1922 - 2002)*
 
 Children:
  Carlton Albert Baker (1943 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosemere Cemetery
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: David Pope
Originally Created by: Hank Rogers
Record added: Feb 08, 2011
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Carlton Wright Baker
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