Martha Virginia Spence Baker died Friday, July 10 in Macon, Ga.
She was formerly of Draper, Va., having lived in Macon with her son and daughter-in-law since 2003.
Baker is survived by her son, Edwin (Eddie) Mack Baker, daughter-in-law, Deborah Mickle-Baker, a sister-in-law, Mae Spence, two step-grandchildren, Jerry Mickle and Jessica Mickle, and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind several near and dear friends in Pulaski County.
Baker was preceded in death by Joseph Mack Baker, her husband of 63 years, her parents, Clydia Ellen Carol Spence and Joseph Madison Spence, two brothers, Millard Spence and Seagle Spence, five sisters, Mamie Duncan, Josephine Spence, Beatrice Murphy, Letha Carol Vick, Ocie Roseberry and two half-sisters, Myrtle Montgomery and Ethel Pugh.
Martha was a long-time resident of Draper. She worked beside her husband Mack in his trucking and poultry farming business for many years. She graduated from Draper High School in 1939. She was a member of the Draper Christian Disciples of Christ Church where she taught Sunday school. She was also a long standing member of the Draper Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary and the Draper Homemaker’s Club. After retiring from Jefferson Mills in 1985, she volunteered for several years at Pulaski Hospital.
Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home and the funeral will be held Wednesday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at Stevens. Interment will follow at Draper Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Draper.