Edward Adam Helton, age 83 of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Erlanger Medical Center.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC to the late Clyde and Lena Goforth Helton. Edward was the owner and operator of Hillside Gift Shop. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Edward loved helping his neighbors.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by infant sister, Barbara Etta Helton; sister, Marjorie Coker; sister-in-law, Mary Zell Helton.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Annette Helton; two daughters, Wanda Anderson and husband Bill and Willena Helton all of Murphy; six brothers, James Helton, Barry Helton, Russell Helton and wife Delene, Harold Helton and wife Gaynell, Danny Helton and wife Rhena and John Helton and wife Elva; four sisters, Carole Strom and husband Bill, Fran La Perriere and husband Darel, Bonnie Ruth Moore and husband Kenneth, Mary Jane Huie and husband Dave; grandchildren, Stephanie Hass and husband Curtis, Blake Helton, Wade Anderson, Cory Anderson and Robert "Bo" Helton; great-granddaughters, Catelyn White, Olivia Anderson and Anslee Hass; brother-in-law, Dewey "Shug" Sutton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 7 pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Jerry Morrow will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Blake Helton, Wade Anderson, Cory Anderson, Robert "Bo" Helton, Bill Anderson and Curtis Hass.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideon's International, PO Box 164, Murphy, NC 28906.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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