Virginia Florence Baker

Virginia Florence Baker, age 80, formerly of Tifton, GA passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at home in Flowery Branch, Georgia following a lengthy illness.  Virginia was born in Cook County, Georgia on October 19, 1933, to the late Benjamin Jackson (B.J.) Baker and Mable Jones Baker.  She was the grand-daughter of Tillman N. and Rachel (Cowart) Jones and Edwin J. and Ocia (Lott) Baker.  She graduated from Cook High School in 1951 and retried as Executive Director of the Georgia Tobacco Commission in 2006, after 37 years of service.  Ms. Baker is preceded in death by her parents and her four brothers, Benjamin J. Baker, Jr., James E. Baker, Sr., John W. Baker and Robert L. Baker.  A Memorial Service for Ms. Baker will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Spring Hill Primitive Baptist Church near Lenox, Georgia.  Pastor John Hughes will be officiating.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice Of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA, 770-219-8099.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,, 706-654-0966.

William H. Malcom


William H. Malcom, age 82, of Winder passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013. He 
loved to fish, enjoyed the Farmer's Market and being outdoors.  He is survived 
by his son David Malcom of Hoschton, brother Lillious "Lee" Malcom of Hoschton, 
sister Rachael Everett of Winder; grandchildren Billy Malcom and wife Crystal of 
Jefferson, Matthew Malcom and Heather of Fayetteville, NC, and Stephen Wheeler 
of Athens and 9 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives.  He is 
preceded in death by his wife Julie Mae Malcom. Funeral Services will 11:00 AM 
Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at 
Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery, 5995 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA 30518. 
The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral service.  
Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548,, 706-654-0966.