MOUNT HOLLY - Harold Everette Helton, 81, of 108 Forest Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
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He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Kenneth Eugene and Avis Estelle Duckworth Helton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Caroline Miller Helton; and a sister, Susan Helton Coffey. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Holly, where he was deacon emeritus, a Sunday school teacher, former president of the Vagabonds Travel Group and held various other offices in the church.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by one son, Harold Helton Jr., and wife, Karen, of Alexis; two daughters, Kathy Helton Teague and husband, Carle, and Cheryl Helton Lineberger, all of Mount Holly; five grandchildren, Anna Czekaj and husband, Dariusz, of Mount Holly, Brandon Helton and wife, Katie, of Mooresville, Jamie Lineberger and wife, Jessica, of Iron Station, Kristen Helton Taylor and husband, Matthew, of Wilkesboro, and Jonathan Teague, of Mount Holly; four great-grandchildren, Madison, Adam, Aubrey and Caroline.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Helton will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at The First Baptist Church in Mount Holly with the Rev. Kendell Cameron and Dr. Robert Winecoff officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 300 S. Main St., Mount Holly, NC 28120.
Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly is serving the family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2013