Barbara Anne Baker

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Barbara Anne Baker

Barbara Anne Baker, 53 of Manila, passed from this life, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Augsburg, Germany, she was raised in a military family and had lived in Germany, Kansas, Virginia, and Georgia. Barbara was a 1978 graduate of Lithonia High School in Lithonia, Ga., and later graduated from Arkansas State University in 1982. She had been a Manila resident since 1978 and was the Career Pathways Director at Arkansas Northeastern College. She was an active member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila and was a northeast Arkansas representative for the Christian Motorcyclists Association.

Barbara was preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Bourland Gray.

Survivors include her husband, Kerry Baker of Manila; two daughters, Julie Baker of Paragould and Emily Baker of Manila; her parents, James and Billye Gale Bourland of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Alyssa Marie Baker and Hayden Gage Turner, both of Paragould; three sisters, Pamela Bourland Davis of Statesboro, Ga., Candace Bourland Hicks of Lubbock, Texas, and Stacie Bourland Berry of Jonesboro.

Funeral service was 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Wayne Moore and Rev. Ray Dill officiating. Burial followed in Manila Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tommy Carter, Alan Morris, Ernest Bearden, Danny Beene, Charles McCool, and Eric Ladue.

The family received visitors from 6-8 Wednesday at the funeral home.

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