The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


October 10, 2013

Carl Helms Jr., of Albemarle, dies at age 92

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — Carl Lee Helms Jr., 92 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at his home.

Carl was born April 3, 1921, in Stanly County to the late Carl Lee Helms Sr. and the late Mabel Drye Helms. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Martha Helms and Brenda Helms Moore.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service was on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at West Albemarle Baptist Church, with Rev. Adam Hatley officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. The burial followed at Fairview Memorial Park, with military honors conducted by the Stanly County DAV, Chapter 12.

At other times, the family will be meeting at the home.

He is survived by his wife of  70 years, Mazel E. Morris Helms; sons, Carl Lee Helms III and Tommy Helms; and five grandchildren, Joe, David, Lisa, Susan and Tina.

Carl served his country honorably in the Army. He served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Helms family.

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