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Mary Ruth Gosnell "Nana" Baker

Obituary Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Mary Ruth Gosnell “Nana” Baker, age 71, of Commerce, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. 


Born on September 9, 1949, in Mt. Airy, she was a daughter of the late Joe Ab and Dora Tullis Gosnell. Ms. Baker worked at Mt. Vernon Mills for 43 years and was of the Baptist faith. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Ruth Baker. 


Survivors include her grandchildren, Kirsten Beasley of Commerce and Mitchell Moore of Homer; great-granddaughter, Vanessa Williams of Commerce; brothers, Bobby Joe Gosnell (Sandra) and Fred A. Gosnell (Ethel), both of Homer; sisters, Bell Ledford of Demorest and Lizzie Gosnell of Cornelia; special niece, Wilma Rider; special friend and caregiver, Victor Pena; and several nieces and nephews. 


Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Welborn officiating.  


The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Friday, February 5, 2021, at the funeral home. 


Those in attendance are asked to adhere to public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19. 


An online guest register is available and may be viewed at 


McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements. 

Funeral Date
02/06/2021 at 1:00PM
Funeral Home
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
175 VFW Post Rd, PO Box 725, Cornelia 30531