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Alice Merretta Ward Baskin

March 26, 1940 - October 8, 2017

AHOSKIE, NC – Alice Merretta Ward Baskin, age 77, passed away on October 8, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Baskin was born in Windsor, NC, Bertie County, on March 26, 1940, a daughter of the late Booker T Ward and Texanna Speller Ward. Alice moved to New York at an early age, working various jobs before working and retiring for Cambridge Instruments in Ossining, NY. She returned to North Carolina in 1991. Alice loved gardening and reading. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family meant everything to her. She will be dearly missed by all.

Besides her parents, Alice was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Ward and a brother, Willie “Billy Boy” Ward.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving and devoted husband, Murdock Baskin, three daughters, Ann Cherry and Carolyn Lloyd, both of Windsor, NC, and Rosalyn Baskin of Ahoskie, NC; son, Rufus Frazier of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Joyce Ward,  Barbara Burns, and  Beulah Bond, all  of Windsor, NC; grandchildren; Aja Carson-Gurley and husband Andrew, Christina Lloyd, Allison Cherry, Crystal Lloyd, Rydrier Stevenson, Jabriel Stevenson, Nasheem Frazier, and JacQuien Frazier; great grandchildren, Jamison Gurley, Kellen Gurley, Marquasha Everette, Keajah Lee, Ariaja Lee, Chloe Lloyd, Madison Holley, along with numerous extended family.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with, Rev Anthony Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Baskin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm


Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Rev. Anthony Ward will be officiating the service.

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Following the service at Highland Memorial Gardens

US 13 South
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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