Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Clinton Ward Helms

Clinton Ward Helms, 85, of Charlotte passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Atrium University City Hospital, Charlotte.  His funeral service will be 2 PM Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Locust with Rev. Tommy Ross and Rev. Kinney Wallace officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the church from 1 until 2 prior to the funeral service.

Born March 10, 1934 in Union County, NC, he was the son of the late Homer Braxton Helms and Madge Melissa Preslar Helms.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Locust and was retired from Frito Lay.  Mr. Helms was a veteran of the US Army. 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Louise Austin Helms as well as two brothers Donald Ray Helms and wife Margaret of Wingate and Johnny Helms of Charlotte.  He was preceded in death by a son Ricky Clinton Helms and a grandson Christopher Brian Helms. 

The family requests that memorials be made to the Mother’s Morning Out Program at First Baptist Church of Locust, 320 S. Central Ave, Locust, NC 28097.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Helms Family.


  • Terry & Elaine Page Posted May 13, 2019 2:39 pm

    With sincere heartfelt sympathy, may you feel God’s love embrace you during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s love lift you and hold you close, and give you comfort and peace. Our greatest comfort in sorrow is knowing God is with us.

  • Lydia and David Nobles Posted May 13, 2019 5:20 pm

    Dearest Helen.
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Clinton. Please know we are praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Kim Pampas Posted May 13, 2019 5:25 pm

    Ms Helen, so sorry to hear this. You and Clinton have been friends if the Deese family a long time. May God lift you up during this journey.

  • HAROLD E GREENE Posted May 14, 2019 6:07 pm


  • Edna & Tommy Jackson Posted May 16, 2019 11:08 pm

    Helen, we are so sorrow to hear about Clintons’ passing, sorry I have been unable to talk with you, when you were here, you gave me your new phone number, but, I’m unable to find it and I do not have your new address, please when you have time send it to me. Clinton was such a people person, he will be truly missed. He never met a stranger, once the hellos were said, you were a friend of his. Now who is going to walk up town at Myrtle Beach to get the morning paper.
    We will not be going to the beach, as Tommy is bedridden and I’m on oxygen 24 hours. Just know our love and prayers are with you. Love and Prayers, Edna & Tommy

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