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Obituary-Charles Ray Baldwin, Jr.

Charles Ray Baldwin, Jr., a resident of Ashford, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 27, 2008. He was 41.

Funeral services for Ray will be held 10 am Saturday, March 1, 2008 at New Freedom Church in Webb with Reverends Clint and Larry Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery with Southern Heritage directing. The family will receive friends from 5pm until 8 pm Friday, February 29 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Freedom Church C/O Ray Baldwin, PO Box 119, Webb, AL 36376.

Ray was born October 9, 1966 in McMinnville, Tennessee and was raised in Ashford. He was a 1984 graduate of Ashford High School and a member of New Freedom Church. Ray loved horses and was a professional horse trainer. He was on the Advisory Board for the Walking Horse Trainers Association and was a licensed judge for walking horse competitions. Ray lived life to the fullest. He loved his family and children and was there to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Ray is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Cecil and Catherine Baldwin; maternal grandparents, Rayford Farless and Edna Datsun.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Parker Baldwin, Ashford; two sons, Brandon and Brent Womack, Ashford; three daughters, Lindsey Baldwin, RaeLeigh Baldwin, Michaela Tillery, all of Ashford; father and step mother, Charles and Mary Baldwin, Dothan; mother, Linda Carol Mathews, Auburntown, TN; father-in-law, Mike and Carol Parker, Headland; mother-in-law, Diane and Buford Skinner, Dothan; step grandparents, Sidney H. and Mary Murphy Wright; grandparents-in-law, Bill and Dot Clearman, Dothan;  brother, Mark Medley, Auburntown, FL; three sisters, Donna and Todd Dean, Bella Vista, AR, Elizabeth and Brent Evans, Bushnell, FL, Tina Roberts, Lebanon, TN; nieces and nephews, Ashley Sewell, Clay Dean, Sidney Helms, Brent Helms; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and JayJay Parker, Dothan, Chris and Lora Parker, Headland, Kent and Sandra Hanchey, Abbeville, Bart and Jane Norton, Dothan, Scott and Martha Agnew, Dothan; special family friends, Todd and Vicki Stephens, Rehobeth, Roger and Harolene Willis, Shelbyville, TN; many aunts, uncles, extended family and friends also survive.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Bart McWaters, LaRue McWaters, Norman Williamson, Jim Leek, Nathan Worsham, B. McAdams, Butch Pendarvis, Stanley Enfinger, Scott Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be, Jim Hartzog, Larry Edwards, Gary Edwards, Wink Groover, Dick Peebles, Bill Bobo, Charles Taylor and members of the Walking Horse Association.


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