STAVES COMMUNITY - Velma Jean Baker, age 83, of Staves community near Rison, Ark., passed away October 22, 2014.

STAVES COMMUNITY - Velma Jean Baker, age 83, of Staves community near Rison, Ark., passed away October 22, 2014.


Survivors are one son, Mike Baker and his wife Catherine of Dardanelle; one sister, Willa Mae Swilling of Hot Springs; one sister-in-law, mary Marie Wilson of Grapevine and two grandchildren, Kristyn Baker and Aaron Baker both of Dardanelle.


Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., Sunday, at Buie Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, in Shady Grove Cemetery near Grapevine with Barbara Brewer officiating. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216. Online condolences at www.buiefuneralhome.com.