APPLING, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, January 20, 2006, at his residence, Mr. Robert C. Baird, 48, Appling. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Damascus Baptist Church, 6375 Ridge Road, Leah, with the Reverend Joe Hester officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Baird will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Mr. Baird was a native of Battle Creek, Mich., and a member of the Damascus Baptist Church. He was an Account Representative with Team Industrial. Survivors include his fiance, Lori Ann Schneider of Appling; daughter, Nichole Schneider; father, Robert S. Baird; and preceded in death by his mother, Wandah Baird; two brothers, Tommy Baird and Danny Baird, both of Appling; three nephews, Dale, Davis and Chase. Pallbearers will be Paul Sottile, Tony Sottile, Richard Haynes, Hank Finney, Robby Pierson, Eric Norris. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Goodman, Kevin Etterly and Patrick Van Schoonhoven. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904; or the Saint Joseph Hospice Care, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; GA 30904. The family will be receiving friends at the church prior to the service. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy. 78, Harlem. Email condolence to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Augusta Chronicle January 22, 2006