George Marion Helms, 81, of Union Grove died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Marshall Medical Center’s North.

Mr. Helms was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Marshall County to Anderson Tidwell Helms and Estelle Westbrook Helms. He was married to the former Mary Annette Gosa, who preceded him in death.

He was a retired machine repair specialist with Chrysler. He was an active member and deacon of the Highland Baptist Church in Morgan City.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working in the shop and building things for his family and friends, taking his great-grandchildren for rides on the tractor, watching RFD TV and reading the Bible.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Sherry and Manuel Nin; brother and sister-in-law: Wendell and Vilma Helms; grandchildren: Joshua K. Cavender, Zachary A. and Jessica Cavender, and Antonio A. Nin; and great-grandchildren: Case A. Cavender and Camille E. Cavender.

He was preceded in death by a son: Michael Keith Helms; brother: William Helms and sister: Lois Ann Helms Garrett.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Brindlee Mountain Chapel Funeral Home with Freddie Childs and Craye Hall officiating. Internment was in Highland Cemetery with Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel directing.

Pallbearers were Joshua Cavender, Zachary Cavender, Antonio Nin, John Helms, Will Black and Billy Stegers.

Honorary pallbearers were Manuel Nin and Rickey Garrett.

Memorials may be made Highland Baptist Church and to the Helms Memorial Fund at 23 Highland Avenue Lacey’s Spring, Ala., 35754.

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