February 24, 2014

Edna Johnston Baker

— Mrs. Edna Johnston Baker, 77, of Fairmount, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Gordon Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born in Gordon County on Oct. 31, 1936, daughter of the late Melvin and Minnie Lois Kay Pendley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kim Johnston; her first husband, Ralph Kimbol Johnston; her second husband, Buddy Baker; and sister, Jean Aycock.

Mrs. Baker attended Dallas Nursing School, attaining a licensed practical nurse degree, and she was employed with Hamilton Medical Center for 30 years. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

She leaves behind two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Debbie Johnston of Fairmount, and Steve and Patty Baker of Calhoun; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bob Causey of Calhoun; grandchildren, Bryttany and Shane Fields, Cole Johnston, Chad Causey and Chuck Keener; a great-grandchild, Kayce Fields; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Edna Johnston Baker will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Hibberts officiating.

Interment will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Sonoraville with Randy Muse officiating. Active pallbearers will include Steven Ballew, Ronald Ballew, Jerry Bearden, John Dutton, Gary Fuller and Donald Worley. Honorary pallbearers are members of Mrs. Baker’s Sunday school class at Antioch Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home today after 4 p.m.

Online condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com.

Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, Calhoun, is in charge of funeral services for Mrs. Edna Johnston Baker of Fairmount.