Mary Nelle Haynes Helton

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mary Nelle Haynes Helton

Mrs. Mary Nelle Haynes Helton, 66, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Nashville.

Mrs. Helton was a native of Bedford County. She was retired from Bedford Hosiery and was a member of Deer Point Community Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Cecil and Alma Pauline Earnhart Haynes.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard D. Helton of Chapel Hill; three daughters, Sherry Perryman of Chapel Hill, Rita Pendergrast of Bell Buckle, and Lisa Spence of Linden; son, Steve Helton of Chapel Hill; two sisters, Georgia Mae Hutchinson of Unionville and her twin, Annie Belle Beckler of Ft. Myers, Fla.; brother, Cecil Haynes of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 24, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, with Pastor James E. Griggs and Rev. Charles Melvin Collins officiating, followed by burial in the Osteen-Helton Cemetery near Chapel Hill.