SLATE SPRINGS – Odean Hardin Helms, 93, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born Sept. 26, 1920, in Calhoun County to Grady Hardin and Maude Vance Hardin. She was a homemaker and one of the oldest members and church clerk and treasurer for more than 50 years at Spring Hill Baptist Church; She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and her pleasure was giving these to people. She enjoyed being with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.|
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda (Terry) Biffle of Fulton; one son, Eddie (Pam) Helms of Slate Springs; three grandchildren, Derrell (Crystal) Biffle of Fulton; Jerrell (Trish) Biffle of Fulton; and Sonny (Sharon) Pryor of Brandon; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James ""Truett"" Helms; her parents; and two brothers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, April 26, at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Bro. Jimmy Vance will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Slate Springs.
Pallbearers will be Wood Spencer, Corey Vance, Willie Jobe West, Scott West, Clay West and Ethan Nanney. Honorary pallbearers will be David May, the staff of Bruce Community Living Center, Burl Hardin, Mickey West, Terrell Hardin, Shelton Williams and Thomas Latham.
Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Apr. 26, 2014