Mrs. Helms was born December 8, 1933 in Trion, GA, the daughter of the late Henry and Mildred Swindle Ledford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Welcome Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Helms was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Witt; twin sons, Johnny Helms and Donnie Helms.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Helms; sons, Steve Helms and Richard Helms, Trion, GA; brother, Billy Ledford, Chatsworth, GA; 8 Grandchildren; and 7 Great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday December 19, 2008, from the Welcome Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Shores and Bro. Steve Helms officiating with interment in the Greenhills Memory Garden. Active pallbearers, Stephen Witt, Co-Ray Helms, Adam Burnett, Brad Groce, Chase Bolton, David Helms, Jeff Helms, Tony Patterson. Honorary pallbearers, The Senior Ladies Sunday School Class of Welcome Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Helms will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday December 18, 2008. Mrs. Helms will also lie in state at the Church Friday from 3:00 p.m. until the service hour.