04/04/07 — LENA S. BAKER

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Died April 1, 2007

ASHEBORO -- Lena Mae Strider Baker, 48, 6875 Pisgah Covered Bridge Road, died Sunday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem.

Memorial service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Center Cross Baptist Church, 1789 Center Cross Church Road, Asheboro, with the Rev. Justus McKeel and the Rev. Thurman Williams officiating.

Mrs. Baker was a native of Asheboro, a 1977 graduate of Southwestern Randolph High School and a member of Center Cross Baptist Church.
She owned and operated Covered Bridge Pottery where she turned pottery for other potters. Lena was employed as a CNA with Universal Healthcare in Ramseur and Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home in Asheboro and formerly owned Lena Graphics, a commercial graphics business. Lena assisted with the Pisgah Covered Bridge restoration.

She is survived by her husband, James Baker of the home; daughter, Tracy D. Baker of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; sister, Betty S. Cross of Asheboro; brothers, Harold Strider of Asheboro, Lee Strider of Goldsboro, and Ray Strider of Matthews.

Family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Potters Relief Fund of Seagrove, c/o First Bank, P.O. Box 328, Seagrove, N.C. 27341 or Hospice Of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 27204-0009.

Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Published in Obituaries on April 4, 2007 1:48 PM