In Loving Memory

Linda Charlotte Baker


Linda Charlotte Baker Hurley passed away quietly on the morning of August 16, 2018, after a lengthy battle with Dementia. She is survived by her husband, Cecil Hamilton Hurley of Greensboro, NC and four of her five children: Martha Charlotte Williams Deane of Albany, NY; James Allen Williams, III of Venice Beach, California; Lisa Kim Hurley of Greensboro, NC; and Robert Martin Hurley of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her youngest son Daniel Scott Hurley passed away in 2011.


She also has two grandchildren: Nathaniel Zachary Deane, graduate of Ithaca College and currently attending UNC-Asheville, and William Reynolds Deane, a Senior at UNC-Wilmington Linda was the only child of Robert Alva Baker and Charlotte (Lottie) Newby Baker of Greensboro, NC.  Linda graduated from Grimsley High School in 1957 and attended Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She attended one semester at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and she stated frequently that she could not stand the accents in Central New York.


She married James Allen Williams, Jr in 1958 at her parents’ home, as her mother was suffering with Breast Cancer. She married at age 18 before her mother passed away and always felt that was the greatest gift a girl from the 50’s could give her mother. However, that marriage did not last long, and with it were trials and tribulations galore, but two children came from the union, that she loved dearly. She went on to marry the love of her life, Cecil, in Tennessee in 1972 and three more children were born, which gave her even more joy. Read more ...


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