BESSEMER CITY - Harold Dean Helton, 77, passed away Feb. 16, 2014.
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He was a native of Gaston County and the son of the late Dewey Helton and Venice Lowe Helton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with the Revs. Andy Raines and Andy Broughton officiating.
Committal service will be at Hollywood Cemetery with Reverend Ronnie Helton officiating.
Harold was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and retired from 4 C's Food Service with over twenty three years of service.
Survivors include his wife, of forty years, Mary Hall Helton, son, Joey Helton and wife Barbara, daughter, Carol Stephenson, grandchildren, Jason Helton and wife Anjelic, Clinton Stephenson and Heather Stephenson, great grandchildren, Khloey Helton, Kourtney Helton, Jade Helton, Brooklyn Buchanan and Hunter Hanif, brothers, John Helton and wife Janet and Rev. Ronnie Helton, sisters, Gwen Ellington and Pat Brown and husband Joe.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Garland Helton, Charles Helton, Frank Helton and Donnie Helton, sister, Jean H. Enloe.
Memorials may be made to The Children's Church Ministries, c/o Fairview Baptist Church 1706 West David-son Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052.
Condolences may be sent to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Helton family.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 18, 2014