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Obituary – J.C. Helms (1945-2022)

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J.C. Helms, of Hon, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at his home. J.C. was born on August 28, 1945 in Hon, Arkansas to Annie “Midge” and Earl Helms. He was 77 years old. J.C. was a longtime member of Hon Baptist Church. His faith and devotion was unquestionable. J.C. was the grounds keeper at the church for many years.

J.C. married the love of his life, Helen Gathright when they were just youngsters. Together they spent 57 years of life, love and laughter.  There wasn’t much J.C. and Helen hadn’t conquered and overcame. They raised 2 wonderful children and helped mold their grandchildren into the lovely young adults they are today. J.C. was a hard working man doing everything he could for his family. J.C. was happiest surrounded by family and friends. 

J.C. better known as “Buckshot ” loved to drink coffee and enjoy country living. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing and making forever memories with his children and grandchildren in the woods. He was a member of the Hon VFD. 

J.C. leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Helen Helms, of the home, one daughter, Tamera Gardner and husband Gary of Muldrow, Oklahoma, one daughter-in-law, Ann Helms of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of four grandchildren: Rex Helms of Miami, Florida; Ross Atnip of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Lauranda Wilson and husband Justin of Muldrow, Oklahoma and Tayler Staggs and husband Dylan of Waldron as well as nine fantastic great grand children. J.C. will be missed by a host of extended family, friends and neighbors he loved dearly.

J.C. was preceded in death by his father and mother, Earl and Midge Helms, three sibilings: Wanda, Jake and Wilma and one son Bobby Don Helms.

J.C.’s life celebration will be at 12:00pm Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rob Harrington officiating. Interment will follow in the Center Point Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. 

Pallbearers will be Ross Atnip, Justin Wilson, Rick Sehorn, Kevin Hillier, Joe Hanna and Leonard Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Hanna, Graesyn Wilson, Braedyn Atnip and Paul Gathright. 

J.C.’s visitation will be on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. 

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