Mrs. Aline Hough Baker, 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at White Oak Manor. She was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Lancaster and was a daughter of the late Heyward F. Hough and Zelma Faulkenberry Hough. She was the wife of the late Buford Baker. Mrs. Baker worked for Springs Industries, Roses department store, Allied department store and the Lancaster Bakery. She had a loving heart and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening and her flower garden. Mrs. Baker was an active member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, where she served on the bereavement food committee, worked in the preschool and nursery and later in life at the age of 81 participated in the adult missions team. Mrs. Baker is survived by three sons, Jerry Baker, Carson Baker and Jimmy Baker and his wife, Diane; two daughters, Delores Snipes and her husband, Charles, and JoAnn Steele and her husband, Wayne, all of Lancaster; a brother, Clyde Hough of Lancaster; two sisters, Juanita Laney of Monroe and Sara Tillman of Columbia; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Buford Baker; a son, Rex Baker; a daughter, Dianne Baker; three brothers, Billy, Clarence and Willie Hough; a sister, Bernice Taylor; two grandsons, Dean and Jason Baker; and two great-grandchildren, Creigan Steele and Jeremy Baker. The celebration of life funeral services for Mrs. Baker are 2 p.m. today, Feb. 24, at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, officiated by the Revs. Kenneth Baker, Chris Tipton and Jessie Adams, with burial in the church cemetery. The family of Mrs. Baker will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary and other times at the home of her granddaughter, Leslie Snipes. The family suggests memorials be made to
, 901 S. Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302; or
, Lancaster Co.
, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com.
Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Baker.