BAIRD, VIRGINIA IRENE - Lawrence County, Arkansas | VIRGINIA IRENE BAIRD - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Virginia Irene BAIRD

Opposition Cemetery
Lawrence County,
Arkansas

Chester 17 Sept 1919 - 17 Jul 2014
Irene 01 Apr 1923 - 13 Feb 2015

Marriage: 07 Oct 1941 recorded Lawrence County, Arkansas Book P pg 120

Chester Charles Baird the son of Casus Claude Baird and Ethel Jane (Bottoms) Baird. Virginia Irene (King) Baird the daughter of Moses Price King and Bertha Pearl (Wilson) King.


Chester Charles Baird
(September 17, 1919 - July 17, 2014)

Chester Charles Baird, age 94, of Williford, Arkansas passed away July 17, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born September 17, 1919 at Williford, Arkansas to Cassius Claude Baird and Ethel (Bottoms) Baird. He was a farmer, avid fox hunter, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife Virginia Irene (King) Baird of the home, two sons, Charles Baird (Kaye) of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and C.C. Baird (Patsy) of Williford, Arkansas, one brother Thomas Baird of Rolla, Missouri, two sisters, Geraldine Gatley of Washington and Sue Warren of Kentucky, seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will begin Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bettis Church of Christ near Center, Arkansas, with Charles and C.C. Baird officiating. Burial will follow in the Opposition Cemetery located in Ravenden, Arkansas.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. at the Bettis Church of Christ. A meal will precede the visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M.

All arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.

Obituary courtesy of Tri-County Funeral Home Highland, Sharp County, Arkansas posted 18 Jul 2014. ©2012 - 2014 Tri-County Funeral Home

Also, that of his wife:

Virginia Irene Baird
(April 1, 1923 - February 13, 2015)

Virginia Irene King Baird, age 91, of Williford, Arkansas, died peacefully in her sleep on February 13, 2015, at EagleCrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Arkansas. She was born April 1, 1923, to Moses Price King and Bertha Pearl Wilson King. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Chester Baird, and eight brothers and sisters.

Irene took pleasure in growing flowers and feeding her family from her own vegetable garden, often freezing or canning her produce for year-round cooking. She enjoyed sewing dresses for her granddaughters and making quilts for family and friends. Irene supported the local school by baking pies and cookies for fundraisers, bringing top dollar for her raisin pies. Irene had a kitchen that never closed, from breakfast to start the day, to lunch on the school steps, or a pre-game meal for the entire basketball team. She was known as “Grandma” by many.

Survivors include her sister Pearly Hirsch of Ravenden, Arkansas; two brothers, Willie King of Illinois and Luther King of Pocahontas, Arkansas; two sons, Charles Baird (Kaye) of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and C.C. Baird (Patsy) of Williford, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Charlotte Jackson of White Hall, Arkansas, Peggy Duncan of Winter Garden, Florida, Sheree Baird of Little Rock, Arkansas, Cathy Bales of Maumelle, Arkansas, Jeanette Thornhill of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Patricia Sanzone of Bristol, Connecticut, and Dan Baird of Searcy, Arkansas; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 15, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland, Arkansas.

Funeral services will begin Monday, February 16, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bettis Church of Christ near Center, Arkansas, with Charles and C.C. Baird officiating. Burial will follow in the Opposition Cemetery located in Ravenden, Arkansas.

All arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.

Obituary courtesy of Tri-County Funeral Home Highland, Sharp County, Arkansas posted 18 Jul 2014. ©2012 - 2017 Tri-County Funeral Home

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Contributed on 10/26/17 by denise.bratcher63
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Submitted: 10/26/17 • Approved: 11/16/17 • Last Updated: 11/19/17 • R1200106-G1200105-S3

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