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Obituary of Dorothy Baker

Dorothy “Dot” Baker, 89, of Alcolu, widow of Junius “J.P.” Baker, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at her home.


Born in Ashwood, SC, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Harris Peebles and Vernice Nesbitt Peebles.


Mrs. Baker was a homemaker.  She loved spending her days with her family and friends, doing the things she loved, cooking, talking, and helping others.  She was a charter member of Lemira Presbyterian Church.  She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15. 


Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Hope Brunson (Ike) of Alcolu and Merri Elizabeth Floyd (Gregg) all of Sumter; four grandchildren, Ikey Brunson III (Monica) of Sumter, Brent Brunson (Katie) of Alcolu, Amy Garrett (Steve) of Owasso, OK, and Wendy Gould (Jeremy) of Sumter; seven great-grandchildren, Molly Brunson, Trent Brunson, and Ethan Gould all of Sumter, Lawson Brunson and Jackson Brunson of Alcolu and Cameron Reardon and Ava Garrett of OK; a sister, Catherine “Kitty” Kirby of Greenville; two sisters-in-law, Betty Peebles and Ann Griggs both of Sumter; also a number of nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her brother, Ray Peebles.


Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with Mr. Dan Rowton and Mr. Allen Johnson officiating.


Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Thursday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ike Brunson, Jr., 2755 Ike Brunson Road, Alcolu, SC.


Memorials may be made to Lemira Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1333, Sumter, SC 29151.


Online condolences may be sent to


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386. 

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