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Asheville - Helen Aileen Curtis Crain, 71, of Asheville, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Mission Hospital.
A lifetime resident of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late George and Lucille Burrell Curtis. She was also preceded in death by her son, William Mark Crain, and brother George Curtis, Jr.
Mrs. Crain was a graduate of Erwin High School. She worked as a teacher's assistant at Oakley Elementary School for twenty-three years, and enjoyed every moment of it. She was a proud member of Morningside Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of fifty-three years, Wid Crain of Asheville; her daughter, Serena Gail Crain of Asheville; brother Bill Curtis; and sisters Mary Lou Biggs and Judy Summey.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Morningside Baptist Church, with Dr. Joe Babb and the Rev. Earl Jones officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery in Black Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 14 Mineral Springs Rd., Asheville, NC 28805, and/or to the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 3, 2014