Bedford Daily Times
February 7, 1927


Expired at Home of His Daughter Sunday Morning

Joseph A. Helton aged 75 years, 2 months and 3 days passed away Sunday morning [February 6] at 9 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Meadows, Second and P streets, following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered only a few hours previously.

He is survived by the widow, one son, Elijah Helton, of Bloomington; five daughters, Mrs. Edward Donica, of Logan; Mrs. Howard Tanksley of Heltonville; Mrs. Fred Browning, Mrs. Robert Meadows and Mrs. Grottie Todd of Bedford; one brother Mandille Helton of Lawrence county and one sister, Mrs. Katie Hendricks of Dugger.

The remains were prepared for burial at the Robert Meadows home Sunday and this afternoon the body was removed to the home of his daughter Mrs. Fred Browning, First and P streets, Funeral services will be conducted from the Gilgal church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. A. J. Haste assisted by Rev. Isaac Hawkins and burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Typed and donated by Chuck Carey.

Webmaster note: This article was sent to me some years ago by one of several cousins who was helping me research my Helton line. I'm sorry I didn't note the cousin's name at the time.