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James Helm, 71, Cundiff, Adair County, KY (1946-2017)

He was a former logger, and had worked for the road department. He enjoyed trading dogs and hunting. He was a member of a respected South Adair County, KY, family. He was the son of the late Russell and Ruby Shearer Helm. His companion, Maggie Grider, Cundiff, KY, survives. He leaves seven direct living descendants.
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James Helm, 71, of Cundiff, died Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:30pmCT, at his home.

Funeral servuce for James Helm will beMonday, November 20, 2017 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Michael Helm & Bro. Craig Huddleston officiating. Burial in Helm Cemetery, 52 Helm Cemetery Road, Cundiff Community, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 5pmCT, Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the funeral home.

James Helm, 71, Cundiff, Adair County, KY (1946-2017)

He was born April 29, 1946 in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Russell & Ruby Shearer Helm. He died Friday, November 17, 2017, in Cundiff, Adair County, KY, attheage of 71 years, six months, and 19 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Marty Helm, and two sisters, Kay York and Linda Coomer.

He was a former logger, worked for the road department and enjoyed trading dogs and hunting.

Survivors include:
  • One son: Michael Helm & his wife Tonia of Cundiff, KY

  • One daughter: Missy McGowan of Cundiff

  • Four grandchildren: Coty McGowan, Tyler Helm, Natalie Helm & Megan Helm

  • One great-grandchild: Hunter James McGowan

  • His companion: Maggie Grider of Cundiff, KY

  • Several other relatives and friends
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Memorials are requested to be in the form of a donation to St. Jude Children's Research. These may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements

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James Helm, 71, Cundiff, Adair County, KY (1946-2017)

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