W. Burneston Baker of Charleston, husband of Joya C. Baker, died Thursday (Dec. 23, 2004). He was 78. Mr. Baker was a graduate of Porter Military Academy and The Citadel and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a food broker with Deas Brokerage Co. He was also formerly on the Board of Firemasters and was a former City Election Commission chairman. Mr. Baker was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, past commodore of the Carolina Yacht Club and a mem-ber of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by James A. McAlister Funeral Home.
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