Mr. Richard Lewis Helms, age 56, of Trion, GA, passed away Friday March 25, 2011. Mr. Helms was born Jan. 18, 1955, in Trion, GA, the son of Bobby Long Helms and the late Margie Ledford Helms. He was a self-employed painter, veteran of the U.S. Airforce having served in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margie Ledford Helms, sister, Mary Elaine Witt, twin brothers, Johnny and Donnie Helms, a granddaughter, Cassy Crider. Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Cristie Nicole and Casey Crider, father, Bobby L. Helms, granddaughter, Ashlyn Crider, brother, Stephen R. Helms, brother-in-law, Gary Witt, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday March 27, 2011 from the Central Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. John Leatherwood and Bro. Terry Shores officiating. Honorary pallbearers, David Herrin, Mike Helms, David Helms, Jimmy McGraw, Eddie Helms, Jeff Helms, Gary Witt, Carlon Cargle, and the Sons of American Legion.

The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 p.m. until the service hour.