James Albert “Jimmy” Baker, 63, died Sunday, January 16, 2011 in Carl Vinson Medical Center in Dublin. Mr. Baker was a native of Appling County and was born Oct. 10, 1947. He was a member of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. Jimmy was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Grady Baker, Sr., a sister, Ann Baker Curry; a brother-in-law, Eddie Branch and nephews, Rick Baker and Steve Branch.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Amy McCoy Brewer of Manchester, TN; his mother, Hulda Summerall Baker of Baxley; two sisters and brother-in-law, Marsha Branch and Eleanor and Reno Carter, all of Baxley; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry Grady “Buzzy” and Barbara Baker, William A. “Bill” and Vickie Baker, all of Baxley; three step-grandchildren: Jesse Blanton, Jacob Blanton and Katie Brewer.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Daniels and Mike Redwine officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jody Carter, Glynn Carter, Buddy Branch, Matt Baker, Brian Baker, Glynn Stone, Deen Craven, George Lightsey and Ronnie Quinn.
Musical selections were rendered by Chelsei Stone Norris, Floyd Hunter and Ronald Carter.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. Rely on “the God of all comfort.” The Bible says: “Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you.”(Psalm 55:22) Prayer to God is not some sort of emotional crutch. It is real and vital communication with “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation.”—2 Corinthians 1:3, 4. God’s Word, the Bible, provides the greatest comfort of all. The Christian apostle Paul stated: “I have hope toward God . . . that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) Thinking about the Bible-based hope of a resurrection can be the greatest comfort while grieving the loss of a loved one.(John 5:28,29) Feel free to contact me anytime.
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