Sheila (Elkins) Baker

Monday, July 2, 2018
Sheila Baker

Sheila Cassandra (Elkins) Baker, of Piggott, Ark., passed away July 1, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. She was born September 15, 1958, to Shelly Odell Elkins Sr. and Linda Jean (Johnson) Elkins.

She was a member of Fagus General Baptist Church. She had a love for genealogy, sewing, puzzles, games and her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Shelly Odell Elkins Sr.; her husband, Dennis Graves; and her sister, Diane Moore.

She is survived by her children, Jamie (Casey) Tharp of Piggott, Beverly (Chad) Johnson of Success, Ark., Jennifer (Jason) Hackworth of Piggott, Andy (Chastity) Graves of Paragould, Ark., Steven Graves of Piggott, Denise (Donald) Jackson of Osceola, Ark. and honorary daughters Jean Baber and Dusty Tillman of Piggott.

Her grandchildren, Michaela Tharp, Cassandra (Joseph) Lambert, Alex Tharp of Piggott; Jared, Carley, Matthew Johnson of Success; Chloe Baker of Cabot, Ark., Zeke Perschbacher; Gabe and James Hackworth of Piggott; Adrianne and Madeline Freeman; Sydney Graves from Paragould; Kaylb, Joshua and Thatcher Jackson of Osceola; Alex and Quinton Baber; Hayden Emmerson and Mason and Nick Tillman all of Piggott.

Her pride and joy, her great-granddaughter, Brynlee Tharp of Piggott.

Her mother, Linda Elkins; her siblings, Shelly (Teresa) Elkins of Pollard, Martin (Patti) Elkins of Fagus, Mo., Marcella Wright of Austin, Ark.; Margie Johnson of Cabot, and Beth (Steve) Lambert of Pollard.

Her nieces and nephews, Brian (Cynda) Moore, Julie (Jimmy) Baker, Laura Conway, Jon Moore, Amy (Sean) Martin, Nicole (Josh) Bryant, Cliff Wright, Chelsea (Chris) Smith, Caleb (Jessica) Elkins, Dillon Elkins, Roman (Chasidy) Lambert, Denzel Johnson, Colin Elkins, Jeremiah Lambert, Jonah Elkins and Sarah Elkins.

Her great nieces and nephews: Jacqueline (Lee) Beal, Isaac Moore, Gaige Martin, Jade Conway, Hannah Moore, Samuel Moore, Fisher Conway, Faith Moore, Maddie Martin, Walker Conway, Justin Moore, Spencer Smith, Harmony Lambert, Aubrey Smith, Cyrus Lambert, Troy Elkins, and Sadie Smith.

Visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 2, at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, in Piggott. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, in the Harmony Baptist Church in Pollard, Ark., with Shelly Elkins officiating. Pallbearers will be Alex Tharp, Joseph Lambert, Jared Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Gabe Hackworth, Blake Jackson, Jeremiah Lambert and Roman Lambert. Honorary pallbearers are Zeke Perschbacher and James Hackworth. Cremation will follow. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements.

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