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Obituary: Hershel Ray Helm, 82

Mr. Helm was the head of a large, respected South Adair County family and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. He was a former sawmill and factory worker

Hershel Ray Helm, 82, Columbia, KY, died Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 4:45pmCT at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

The funeral service will be Sunday, January 25, 2009, at 1:30pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Wendell Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the Helm Cemetery at Cundiff, KY. Visitation wil be after 4:00pmCT, Saturday, January 24, 2009, at the funeral home.

He was the son of the late Ed and Alice Lloyd Helm, a member of Rock Springs Bpatist Church, and was a former sawmill and factory worker.

He is survived by the following:
  • One son: Jackie and his wife Kim Helm, Columbia, KY

  • Three daughters: Saundra Froggett, Edmonton, KY; Brenda Pennington, Columbia, KY; and Phyllis and her husband Wayne Wright, Columbia, KY
  • Nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and two great great granchildren

  • His former wife and mother of his children: Beulah Bottoms, Columbia, KY
He was preceded in death by one son, Leonard Lee Helm.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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