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Helen Darby Avent


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Helen Darby Avent

Jackson - Funeral services for Helen Darby Avent, 93, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with family officiating. Interment will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery. Helen passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was born on July 8, 1925 in Scotty Hill, TN, the daughter of James Edward Durbin and Ester Austin Durbin. She worked for 25 years at the MidSouth Color Lab. and a member of the Home Demonstration Club for 60 years. She was a member for over 80 years of the former Bemis Church of Christ and South Jackson Church of Christ.

She is survived by her children, Ron Darby (Phyllis) and Susan Reeves (David); grandchildren, Joshua Reeves, Lauren Wicker (Andrew), Justin Darby (Michelle), and Adam Darby (Brittany); great grandchildren, Kent Wicker, Darby Wicker, Lawson Darby, and Lockeland Darby; sister, Betty Furgason, and brother, Paul Durbin; and a late brother Ed Durbin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph O. Darby.

Pallbearers to serve will be Justin Darby, Adam Darby, Josh Reeves, Andrew Wicker, Scott Bargatze, and Stan Bobbitt.

Memorials in Helen's memory may be directed to Jackson Christian School.

The family will receive friends and loved ones, on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons.

George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel, (731) 427-5555
Published in The Jackson Sun on Nov. 8, 2018
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