Helene Altizer Baugh, 91, of Oakhurst Avenue, Pulaski, Virginia passed away at home Tuesday March 9, 2010 with her family at her side. She was born in the Back Creek community of Pulaski County on June 12, 1918 and graduated from Pulaski High School. Helene was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She and her husband, Lincoln Baugh, were charter members of Memorial Baptist Church where they both were very active over the years. She enjoyed cooking, playing bridge, square dancing and having family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Garfield Altizer and Molly Jane Cox Altizer; brothers, Arko D. Altizer and A. G. Altizer; sister, Ione Altizer Grantham.
She is survived by her husband of seventy years, Lincoln Baugh; daughters Jayne Perala of Roanoke and Patsy Gilbert and her husband, Frank Gilbert of Pulaski; granddaughter, Emily Gilbert of Charlotte, North Carolina and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all those who have helped Helene these past months: her wonderful care givers, Sonya Morefield, Myrna Robinson, Sandra Burton and Michelle Alley who tenderly helped her to feel secure and comfortable each day and night; her physician, Dr. Donald Yoder, who always gave such kind and respectful professional care; her dedicated nurses from Advanced Home Health Care who provided her with excellent assistance; her neighbors, who so thoughtfully aided and supported her in many ways and her many friends and relatives who called, visited and sent cards.
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 11, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, Pulaski with Pastor David Lones officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service, on Thursday from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Thornspring Cemetery. In her memory, flowers may be sent or donations made to Memorial Baptist Church, 995 Peppers Ferry Road, Pulaski, VA 24301. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.