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“With loving regards to you all, Helen was such a sweet and kind lady, she will never be forgotten as her life will live on in precious memories ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Smith - New Castle, VA

“Arden,Barton and Dolan, I sincerely express my condolence with the passing of my great aunt. I do not know if you remember me, but I will never...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Vicky Baker Ferguson - Hardy, VA

“Dolan, Barton, Arden and family, Leslie and I very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Baker was a wonderful person and we loved and respected her so much. ...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Bradley McDaniel - Friend

“Mrs. Baker was a beautiful and kind lady. She and my father were childhood friends in Paint Bank, and I am so glad I was able to meet her. ...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Bowers Taylor - Liberty, IN

“We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Bakers pass,Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Les Bradley and Kathy Bradley McDaniel ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Les Bradley - greensboro, NC

“We, the staff at Paitsel Funeral Home are deeply sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Paitsel Funeral Home


Helen H. Baker, 103 of Paint Bank, VA went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Berlin Baker; parents John and Mattie Humphreys; 2 brothers Paul and Lester Humphreys; and 1 great-granddaughter Mattie Baker Downer. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Dolan and Ruth Baker of Williamston, NC; Barton and Judy Baker of Morgantown, WV; Arden and Linda Baker of Covington, VA; grandchildren Dwayne and Douglas Baker, Aaron Baker, Molly Downer, and Ryan Baker; great-grandchildren Rachel, Kailey, Coleman, Brandon, Daniel, Luke, J.J., and Weston Baker.
She was baptized at the age of 16 and was a lifetime member of Maple Grove Christian Church for 87 years. She taught Sunday School for over 50 years. Helen was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of Paint Bank Volunteer Fire Department. She was active in the Craig Co. Historical Society and wrote many historical accounts about the Paint Bank Community. Her favorite pastimes were quilting and crocheting. She had numerous friends and neighbors and never met a stranger.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Maple Grove Christian Church, Paint Bank, VA with Pastors J.B. Broughman and David Tingler officiating. Interment will follow at Paint Bank Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maple Grove Christian Church, Paint Bank Volunteer Fire Dept. or Paint Bank Community Cemetery. www.paitselfh.com

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