Obituary: Mary Helms

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Mary Helms, 77, of Newport departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.  She was born March 25, 1942 to Elmer and Pearl (Arnold) Ball.

She was of the Baptist Belief; and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and spending time with her great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Helms loved quilting and has made over 3,500 quilts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Helms; one daughter, Brenda Kay Bennett; parents; sisters, Gladys Evans and Jeannie Myers, and brothers, L. Dean Ball and Elmer Dale Ball.

Her survivors are son, Kenny Helms (Pam) of Searcy; daughter, Starr Willard of Newport; brother, Ray “Muttin” (Rebecca) of Newport; grandchildren, Nini Wilson (Nick) and Bobby Bennett (Corey); and great-grandchildren, Andrew Hardin, Braden Hardin, and Brandon Hardin.

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