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    Thursday, October 27 2016
    Helen Agnes Baty

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 01:44 pm   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
    Davis & Jimmy, Helen was a wonderful person. She and your Dad were great neighbors and we hated to see them move. Helen will be missed by many but know that she and your Dad are having a great reunion and she is no longer in pain. Love, Barbara
    Posted by Barbara D. Moore on 11/02/2016 - 04:19 PM
    Please know we have you in our thoughts and prayers. We were so sorry to learn of her death. May God go with each member of her family in the months ahead without her.
    Posted by Barbara Hudson & family on 11/02/2016 - 06:51 PM
    Posted by Nancy Alder on 11/02/2016 - 08:49 PM
    To cousins Jim and David and family, words can't express our sorrow at the passing of our beloved Aunt Helen whom we loved and respected so much throughout our lifetime together. We are grateful we had the opportunity to hug her one last time and say our goodbyes and will keep her and all of you in our hearts and our prayers always.
    Posted by Valerie & John Terlizzi on 11/02/2016 - 09:50 PM
    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. From a 100 year old friend of Norman and Helens. In Christ love, Marjorie Powers Kenbridge, VA
    Posted by Marjorie powers on 11/06/2016 - 09:17 AM
    Sorry to hear of Helen's passing but now she is with Norm and God. She and Norm were our friends from Cursillo and provided us both with a grand role model. We wish the entire Baty family our sincerest sympathies.
    Posted by Dick & Jan Condit on 11/06/2016 - 02:41 PM

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    Helen Agnes Baty of South Hill, VA, passed away October 27, 2016 singing with love in her heart and going to meet her heavenly father.  She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 60 years, the Rev. Norman R. Baty; a son, Norman R. Baty Jr.; a great-grandchild, Abel Dean Shelton.  Surviving are two loving sons, James Baty (Jim) and David Sr. and his wife, Kim; six grandchildren, Stephen Baty and his wife Melanie, Kimberly Oligario and her husband Jeremiah, David Baty Jr., Amanda Baty and her boyfriend Zack Johnson, Christopher Neal and his wife Meredith, and Laura Shelton and her husband Nicki; and eight great-grandchildren, Dakota and Cheyenne Oligario, Brenton and Miley Baty, Jaxon Neal, Parker Neal, Bohdi Shelton and Zayne Johnson.

    Born in Union City, NJ to Justus H. and Helen Krause Becker on June 23, 1925, she graduated from Union Hill High School in 1943.  She was a clerical worker for a Silver Corp. in New York and advanced to private secretary to the credit manager.  After her marriage in 1947 she enjoyed Navy life with her husband.  She worked until 1958 when she retired to become the “Domestic Engineer’’ of their home and a full time and loving mom to her three sons.

    She has been actively involved serving her Lord faithfully thru her parish and was recognized as “Honored Woman” of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.  She enjoyed music and sang in many church choirs and community choral groups as music brought her much pleasure.  She served as a hospital volunteer at Community Memorial hospital in South Hill for over 30 years and was once honored as their Volunteer of the Year.  Helen’s love for friends and helping others will long be remembered.

    A service of celebration for her life will be held on November 12, 2016 at 12 noon at All Saints Episcopal Church, 203 Franklin Street, South Hill, Va.  Following the services, the family will receive friends at Kahill’s Restaurant in South Hill.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 203 Franklin Street, South Hill, Va 23970.  Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, Va is serving the Baty Family.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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