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“Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Deborah Thomas - Valdese, NC

“Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Don and Tami Brantley - NC

“Howard, I want to offer my condolences to you on the passing of your wife, Arlene. I grew up in Valdese but now live in Virginia Beach. Wanted to...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Gene Glasco, Sr. - Virginia Beach, VA

“To the family and friends of Arlene Baker we send our sincerest condolences. Arlene lived her life with the example of a true Christian and friend....Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Stan & Margaret Giese - Valdese, NC

“Dennis and I have always loved Arlene through church and I knew her from my practice as well over the years. She was so precious, outspoken and full...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Sharon Boone-Willis - Morganton, NC


Mrs. Arlene Abee Baker, 87, of Valdese, passed away on Sunday September 13, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Baker was born April 20, 1933 in Burke County, a daughter of the late James Produs Abee and Alberta Wilson Abee Barker. She was a faithful member of Valdese First Baptist Church, serving on the welcome committee and a member and planner of the OWLS. Arlene worked for City Motor Co. as office manager for a number of years and was retired as Payroll Manager with Valdese Mfg. Co. after 35 years of service .
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, David Abee.
Surviving are her husband of almost 68 years, Howard Baker of the home, children, Alice Marie Baker of Rock Hill, SC, Rick Kenneth Baker of Charlotte and Joy Baker Cook of Harrisburg, NC. Also surviving are her grandchildren, James Ian Cook and Isabel Baker Cook and sisters, JoAnn Hallyburton of Rutherford College, Nancy Jackson of Ellijay, GA, sister-in-law Sue Hardkleroad Abee, Niece, Sharon Abee Lisnenby, and nephews Rex Jackson, Mark Abee sand Edward Hallyburton .
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday September 16, 2020 in the Valdese First Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Horldt officiating. A private interment will follow in the Burke Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Valdese First Baptist Church, 500 Faet St., Valdese, NC 28690.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Baker Family.

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