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Nina HELMS


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HELMS (Cawthon), Nina Selman Nina Cawthon Selman Helms, age 102, died on November 13, 2017, at Governor's Glen Memory Care Assisted Living, Forest Park, GA, after being cared for very lovingly for two years. Mrs. Helms was born May 25, 1915, in Jackson, Ga., the daughter of Robert Lee and Pearl Peek Cawthon. She lived in East Point, GA, on Jefferson Avenue, for most of her adult life. She is preceded in death by her two siblings, Ruby Cawthon Keith and Robert Stanley Cawthon, as well as by her husbands Jack Daniel Selman and J. Marvin Helms. Also predeceasing Mrs. Helms is her daughter Beverly Selman Heath. Mrs. Helms is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Selman Kintigh; her daughter Rita Selman Goebel and son-in-law John; her son, James D. (Jim) Selman and daughter-in-law Sandra; and by 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Helms is also remembered by many nieces and nephews as having the only house they could return to that they remembered from childhood, and as being a warm and loving aunt. Mrs Helms graduated from Russell High School in 1933 and was the sole living graduate of that year. She was a member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church for 68 years. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, in the sanctuary at Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church, 1150 Jefferson Ave., East Point, GA 30344, with Reverend Darwin Caldwell leading the service. Burial will follow at Morrow City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Over and Above Fund of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 on Friday, November 17, at Donehoo Lewis in Hapeville, GA. 404-761-2171.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2017
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