Mary Dobbins Baker

Apr 29th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Mary Dobbins Baker, 86, of Beebe, Arkansas, died Monday, April 25, 2011.  She was born at Center Hill to Deener and Muda Dobbins, and she graduated from Searcy High School in 1942.  Ms. Mary and her husband, Wallace Baker, were owners of Wallace Baker Chevrolet in Beebe for forty-one years.  She was an active member of the Beebe First United Methodist Church.  She served as president of the United Methodist Women, Sunday School Superintendent, Treasurer, and many, many other committees in the church, along with being in the church choir for forty years.  She was a past president of the Beebe PTA, a member of the Red Hat Club and the ladies’ quilting group.  She loved her flowers and cooking for her family.  She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Baker; her parents; and a brother, Deener Dobbins, Jr.
She is survived by three children, Robert H. Baker and wife LaRea, Jeannie Baker Latture and husband John, all of Beebe, and Nancy Baker Dacus and husband Robert of Searcy; grandchildren, Bobby Baker and wife Kathy, Marci Baker Cox and husband Bill, Terrance Latture, Keith Latture and wife Laura, Alexander Getchell, and step-grandsons, Joe and Weston Dacus; and eight great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Beebe First United Methodist Church.  Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at the church, with cremation to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 302 N. Main, Beebe, AR  72012.    www.westbrookfuneralhome.com