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Mr. James Vernon Helton passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 24, 2008, at Camelot Nursing Center, Farmington, at the age of 86 years, 1 month & 11 days. Jim was born Oct. 13, 1922, in St. Louis, MO., & was the son of DeWitt Arthur Helton and Lela Jane 'Outman' Helton. Also preceding-in-death were: 2 Sisters - Virginia Malone and Vera Helton; 1 Brother: Russell Helton and 1 Brother-In-Law: Virgil Carter King.
Jim was a World War II US Navy Vet, and a retired US Postal Service Supt. Jim was a member & Deacon at Delassus Baptist Church. Jim & Oberia Loretta King were married on March 9, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Survivors Include : his Wife, Oberia Loretta 'King' Helton, of Farmington. 2 Foster-Sons: Gary (& Gerri) Malone, of House Springs, MO; Bob (& Kelly) Malone, of Oakville, MO. 1 Sister-In-Law: Jessica Helton, of Brentwood, MO. 3 Brothers-In-Law: Orville & Edward King, both of Farmington; Curtis King, of Pahrump, NV. 5 Grandchildren: Seena 'Mrs. John' Rose; Elizabeth Malone (& fiance' Dan Burke); Brian (& Cathy) Malone; Bradley Malone & Caitlin Malone. 1 Great-Grandson: Byron Rose. Also surviving are numerous Nieces; Nephews and Cousins.
Visitation : Friday, 4-8 p.m., resuming Saturday at 6:30 a.m.
Funeral : Saturday, 11:00 a.m., November 29, 2008
at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Jerry Tesreau & Rev. Edwin Hunter officiating.
Interment with Military Honors follows at : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials to : * Delassus First Baptist Church, Building Fund &/or * HospiceCare, Inc.