George  Helms



Thursday May 16, 2019

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George Hoyt Helms, Sr., 78, of Brookfield passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. A private service and burial will be held for Mr. Helms at a later date. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Born August 26, 1940 in Dixon, Illinois, Mr. Helms was the son of the late Hoyt Helms and Helen Helms. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Jean Haven "The Pool Lady" Helms. He was owner and operator of the Pool Store in Tifton. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed Native American history and looking for arrowheads.
Mr. Helms is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Carl Henry Helms of Brookfield and George Hoyt Jr. and Nancy Helms of Lenox; two daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa Jean and Keith Futch of Eldorado and Buffy Jo and Larry Giles of Northeast, Maryland; his brothers and sisters, John Helms and Renona Browning, both of Illinois and Cherie Helms of Iowa; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Amber Nicole and Don Bruner of Brookfield, Ryan Clayton and Rachel Futch of Eldorado, Dustin Kyle and Terri Smith and Meagan Michelle and J. J. Scarberry, all of Perryville, Maryland, Zachary Tyler Simpson and Amanda Bennett of Parkton, Maryland, Jacob Christopher Helms of Lenox and Audra Delilah Futch of Eldorado; eight great-grandchildren, Adrien Bruner, Owen Bruner, Jared Bruner, Lexi Bruner, Logan Scarberry, Lane Simpson, Easton Smith and Allanna Burchett; and one great-great-grandchild, Amelia Grace Stalnaker.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Tift County Animal Shelter, 278 Georgia Highway 125 South, Tifton, GA 31794.
You may offer condolences to the family at the online guest registry at Services for the Helms family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Published on May 14, 2019
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Theresa helms futch
May 19, 2019
Thank you daddy for making me the person I am. The wisdom you shared the stories you told. You were everyone’s grandpa and you will be terribley missed. You let momma know you learned to cook, iron, vacuum and use the washing machine 😎. Thanks for the laughs we shared and being apart of our Sunday suppers Audra is taking good care of mia🐕
May 15, 2019
Geoff Damewood
May 14, 2019
George was always a good teacher and friend at deer camp. I’ll never forget his laugh or how happy he was for me the night we collected that big deer in Stewart County. I know y’all miss him terribly. This is a strange adjustment we all have to make. I am sure him and Bev are smiling and doing some Indian Dance wholeness avid smiles at his happy children reunited. All our love to all y’all ‘. Peace and Love and Prayers !!
Ed Jackson
May 14, 2019
I remember running back and forth across the alley from our house to yours. Back door neighbors!
George, you were such a good guy, and you were another brother to my brother Charles. It hurts to know you're gone from here, but now you and Bev can live it up!
All me love.