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Danville Advocate Messenger, 09 Dec. 2002

CRAB ORCHARD -- John Walter Helton, 91, of Beech Street died Saturday at Rockcastle County Hospital.

Born Oct. 16, 1911, in Rockcastle County, he was the son of the late William H. and Laura Osborne Helton. He was a retired welder and blacksmith. He formerly attended West Brodhead Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Brummett Helton; three daughters, Ruby E. Allen of Crab Orchard, Evelyn Cooper of Springdale, Mich., and Grace A. Cooper of High Point, Ohio; two sons, Jackie Helton of Westland, Mich., and Donnie Helton of Mount Vernon; a brother, Curtis Helton of Arlington Heights, Ohio; a sister, Mary Bussell of Brodhead; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Christine Harness and Mae Etta Wallin.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKnight Funeral Home by the Revs. Steven Bishop and John Erwin. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason, Nikki and NeShay Helton, Danny Harness, Bobby Wallin and Jonnie Marie Moeller. Honorary pallbearers are Marvin Harness and Vealva Bussell.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.