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Frank H. Baber Jr.

Frank Howard Baber Jr., 82, of Cartersville died August 7 at home after a fight with corticobasal degeneration.

He taught school in Middlesex County from 1952-1955 and was an assistant county agent in Richmond County before returning to his home county of Cumberland. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Tyler Baker Baber and Frank Howard Baber Sr., and an infant son. 

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Fenwick Demarest Baber; brother, James Pendleton Baber, sister, Maria Moorman Baber; five children, Frank III, Charles Fenwick Sr., David Anderson, Laura Beach, and Jennifer Walker; grandchildren, Frank IV, Emilee Harker , David A. Jr., Charles Fenwick Jr., Patrick, Ashleigh, Tyler, Elizabeth Harker, Christopher, Meredith, Maggie, and Laura Claire; and several great-grandchildren.

He was educated in Cumberland Public Schools.  He graduated with a BS degree in agricultural education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1952, and was a 2nd Lt. in the Army Reserves.

He worked for Southern States from 1957-1962, and DeKalb AgResearch Inc from 1962-1999.  He was president of the Virginia Poultry Association, a charter member of the Cartersville Ruritan Club, and was active in Boy Scouts, Noah’s Ark inner city after school program, Habitat for Humanity, Contact USA, and Heifer International.

He was an active member of both Oakwood United Methodist Church, Columbia, and Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, Pa. 

His family will receive guests at home, 542 Ampthill Road, Cartersville, on Friday, August 9, from 1-8 p.m.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. August 24 at Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, Pa., and 2 p.m. August 30 at Oakwood Church, Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, donate to equipping Lydia.org, Heifer.org, Cumberland Public Library, or a charity of choice.

posted 08.08.2013

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