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OBIT: Mrs. Anna Baker-Edmonds of Old Hickory


Mrs. Anna Baker-Edmonds of Old Hickory died at the age of 97 at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon October 13, 2016 at the Mt. Juliet Health Care Center where she had made her home since January 26, 2015.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon October 15th from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with her pastor, Bro. Gary Bourgeois officiating. Burial following the 1 p.m. services was beside the father of her daughters in Ridgewood Cemetery.

The only daughter of the late John Henry “Jack” Boze who died April 6, 1949 at the age of 85 and Susan “Susie” Lynch Boze who died November 27, 1937 at the age of 76, she was born Anna Sue Boze in the Bluff Creek Community on August 6, 1919.

On December 25, 1935 the former Miss Boze was united in marriage to Charles Weldon (Groundhog) Baker who died at the age of 45 on December 27, 1956. Mr. Baker was a member of the Carthage Police Department and was assigned to the night shift and succumbed to a heart attack shortly after his shift ended.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Sue Baker Haltom who died November 15, 2005 at the age of 68.

Almost nineteen years after the death of Mr. Baker, she was married to Fayetteville, Tennessee native James Fred Edmonds on August 30, 1975. He preceded her in death on September 28, 1977 after just over two years of marriage.

During World War II Mrs. Baker-Edmonds worked at an aircraft factory in Detroit, Michigan and following the war was employed at the J. L Hudson Aviation Co. in Baltimore, Maryland as an electronics inspector.

After returning to Tennessee she was employed at the W. T. Grant Co. in Nashville.

She attended Gordonsville High School and was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Old Hickory.

Surviving is her daughter, Jean Baker Denton and husband Wayne of Old Hickory; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.