05/01/05 — RHETTA BAKER

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The funeral for Rhetta Lee Baker, 81, of 544 Artis Road, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Thompson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. James Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Old Mill Cemetery.

Mrs. Baker died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Matt Lee Smith and Beulah Thompson. She was a graduate of Central High School, was retired from Sleepy Creek Hatchery, and was a member of Thompson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Beulah Pridgen of the home; one son, James Baker of Pikeville; one brother, Vincent Smith of Pikeville; three sisters, Elna Waters and Thressa Waters of Raleigh and Blanche Artis of Kinston; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The wake was held Saturday from 7 until 8 p.m. at Rhodes Funeral Home.

Published in Obituaries on May 1, 2005 2:07 AM