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James Edward Helton, 84, of Woodbine, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 3, 2016, at his home.
He had worked many years as a coal miner and enjoyed time spent with his family.
James was preceded in death by his wife Dora Depew Helton; his father Lloyd L. Helton; his mother Velva Angel Helton Sharp and stepfather James Sharp; as well as sons Michael Helton and Thomas Helton; sisters Opal Knuckles and Oneida Lee; and brothers Raymond Helton, Lester Helton, Arnold Helton, Ray Sharp and Arville Sharp.
Survivors include a son Curtis Helton and wife Rhonda; daughters Brenda Pruitt and husband Dennis, Margaret Roberts and husband Jeffrey, and Deborah Brintley and husband John; a stepdaughter Gloria Bercaw and husband Rob; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Brenda Swafford and Phyllis Faulkner; brothers Robert Sharp and Charles Pratt; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.
James' funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Keith Decker officiating.
Burial will follow at Perkins Cemetery.
Messages may be sent to the Helton family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 4, 2016
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