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  1. David Black
    December 6, 2021 @ 12:45 pm

    A family has lost a noble patriarch.
    Hundreds of students and teachers over decades have lost a great mentor.
    Education has lost one of its most outstanding leaders.
    A community has lost a humanitarian and compassionate man.
    And, I have lost a cherished friend.

    david black


  2. Larry and Bertie Judd
    December 6, 2021 @ 1:59 pm

    Helen, we are so sorry for your loss of Casus. We thought a lot of him and will miss him in our Church family. We will be thinking of you and the family during these sad times ahead.
    Bertie & Larry Judd


    • Mary Evans
      December 7, 2021 @ 2:29 pm

      Helen so sorry for your loss. My children sure did like him.


    • Lana Irby
      December 8, 2021 @ 8:35 pm

      Helen. I was so sorry to hear the news about Casus passing away. I pray for much comfort and peace for you and your family in the many difficult days ahead. My deepest sympathy for all of you. Lana (Fletcher) Irby


  3. David and Carrie Thompson
    December 6, 2021 @ 2:16 pm

    We love you, Helen and have been praying for you and your family for days. You know we are ready and willing to do whatever you need.


  4. Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
    December 6, 2021 @ 8:03 pm

    Helen and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man who did so much to help so many people. God bless and comfort you.


  5. Dale & Kay Johnson
    December 7, 2021 @ 12:20 pm

    Helen and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a friend to everyone who knew him.
    Our loss is heaven gain.

    Dale and Kay Johnson


  6. Rose Sloan
    December 7, 2021 @ 1:02 pm

    Helen and family I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I remember when I was just a student at Howell valley and he was my principal and science teacher. God bless you and your family.


  7. The Cobban family
    December 7, 2021 @ 3:58 pm

    Our hearts are with you, Helen, John, Sarah, and Daniel (plus spouses and grandkids) We have such an appreciation for Casus. He was a wonderful leader, an encourager, and so kind.


  8. Cindy Lee Moore
    December 7, 2021 @ 4:39 pm

    Stunned by the news of Casus’ passing. Though briefly your neighbor, you, Casus and children were wonderful to have as friends.


  9. Deanna (Baird) & Thomas Kern
    December 8, 2021 @ 8:29 am

    Helen John, Sarah, Dan, spouses & families; there are no words for the loss of Casus. A brother I will always cherish & love. May God comfort you & prayers always. Love you all.


  10. Connie Eagleman
    December 8, 2021 @ 12:14 pm

    Helen and family,
    So sorry for your loss! I loved the Siberian Husky we got from you years ago! I wish you comfort at this time!
    Connie Eagleman (Hensley)


    • Lucille Quinn Williams
      December 8, 2021 @ 11:20 pm

      I feel the need to add to the words of appreciation of this man who stepped up to help a young, single mother wrangle a lively young son from K thru eighth grade. Even tho Jesse got the seat of his pants warmed a time or two, he always loved Mr. Baird and will always remember him with affection. My sympathy to you all. He will be greatly missed.


  11. Darrin O Reed
    December 8, 2021 @ 1:03 pm

    Such a wonderful man. Words can’t express my sorrow for Helen and the kids. He will be missed but never forgotten. Thank you for all you have done.


  12. David Malone
    December 8, 2021 @ 3:36 pm

    I had the honor and pleasure of being a classmate in our senior year. I will always remember his kindness. Rest in peace my friend.


  13. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    December 8, 2021 @ 5:03 pm

    Helen and Baird Families,

    We are thinking and praying for all of you daily. Casus was a wonderful person to be around always smiling, friendly, and personable. He will be missed. Daily may God continue to comfort, encourage, and strengthen each of you during this time. May God bless all of you. Again, our Deepest Sympathy.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris/Ivene Cozort
    Tim, Amber(Cozort), and Corby Redburn


  14. Linda (Baker) Slayton
    December 8, 2021 @ 7:47 pm

    Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers.


  15. Steve Bryant
    December 9, 2021 @ 5:21 pm

    Helen and kids,
    Casus and your family meant so much to the Bryant family and my words are not able to express just how much! You and the family are certainly in our thoughts and prayers. Casus was not only the boys principal, but he was definitely a mentor for me as we worked on our graduate degrees. He was one that gave me guidance and was instrumental in my career in education. He exemplified what a man of character should be and one I am proud to call my friend.
    We wish for you and the kids God’s peace and comfort in this trying time!
    Steve Bryant and family


  16. Dianna Weaver
    December 9, 2021 @ 11:56 pm

    I met Mr. Baird many years ago when he was a young Superintendent at Howell Valley School. He was great to work with and his commitment to the kids at Howell Valley was evident in his conversation and actions. Condolences to his family. RIP Mr. Baird.


  17. Mike and Diana Pace
    December 10, 2021 @ 9:40 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Casus passing. Our deepest condolences. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.


  18. Wes Falwell
    December 10, 2021 @ 11:43 am

    Helen and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Casas,he was a good man and I’m glad I had the privilege of working for him at Howell Valley School. I pray that God will comfort the hearts of you and your family.


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