CANON – Henry Loyd Baskins, 90, died Friday, April 17, 2009, at his residence.
Born in Franklin County on June 13, 1918, he was the son of the late Lester and Ida Bennett Baskins. He was a contractor in the construction industry, drove a school bus for 15 years for the Franklin County School System, and was a member of the Canon United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army as a combat engineer during World War II, and he was a member of the Harrison McCreary V.F.W. Post #4828. Mr. Baskins was preceded in death by brothers, Troy, Leonard, J.C., Ellis and Ralph Baskins; and a sister, Nellie Outz.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Bell Baskins, Canon; sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Wesley and Connie Baskins and Loyd Ferrell Baskins and Lisa Brown, all of Canon; grandchildren, Henry Floyd Baskins, Lindsay Brooke Baskins, Jennifer Baskins Clarke, Mattie Kay Baskins and Daryl Moore; great-grandchildren, Mia and Dante Clark; daughter-in-law, Vickie Baskins, Hartwell; brothers, Melvin Baskins, Danielsville, Joe Baskins, Canon; and sisters, Leona Chappell, Canon, Frances McCollum, Anderson, S.C.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 20, at the Canon United Methodist Church with the Revs. Don Nestor and Eldon Massey officiating. Burial was in the Oakview Cemetery in Canon.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
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