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Eleanor Sherman Baker, 83

Passed Away: 02/19/2013

Eleanor Sherman Baker, age 83 of Florence, AL, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013. She was born August 10, 1929 in Jasper, Alabama.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James (Jim) Goodman Baker of Florence; parents, Tommie Lou Sherman and James Edward Sherman of Florence; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Joe Bullington of Littleville and brother-in-law, Jerry Baker of Sheffield.

Evelyn, an avid collector of southern folk and outsider art, for many years the chairman of Arts Alive, gourmet cook, world traveler, wonderful loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her daughter, Jana Baker Myers and husband, Richard C. Myers of Atlanta, GA; her daughter, Marla Baker Poe of Cumming, GA; her son, Bruce Cameron Baker and his wife, Marli Knust Baker of Winterville, NC; 7 grandchildren, Hadley Poe (Jim)McGregor, Conner Atkinson (Aleshia) Poe, Benjamin Carl (Beth) Myers, Brennan Jefferson (Adrienne) Poe, Kate Myers (Grant) MacCoy, Cameron Baker, Grace Poe, Carter Poe, Clair Myers, Logyn Poe and Wyatt Poe.

“Reach out your hand in comfort and cheer, and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; and never, never be afraid to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky” part of a poem from Eleanor’s favorite poet, Helen Sterner Rice.

There will be a private family memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts, 217 Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL 35630.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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