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Samuel Newton Baker, 77, a resident of McKenzie passed away on June 8, 2017. A Celebration of Life was held at 3 p.m. on June 11 at Brooks Assembly of God, McKenzie. Reverends Randy Harvill and Helen Grissett officiated. Burial followed in Brooks Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home, Georgiana, directing arrangements. A Gathering of Family and Friends was held at 2 p.m. until service time.

Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Baker; parents, Rufus Newton & Pearlie Baker; sister, Mary Esther Hooks; brother, George Baker.

Survivors Include: daughter, Glenda Gayle (Joe) Sanford, McKenzie; son, Larry (Sandra) Baker, Georgiana; four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

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