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Obituary: Mary Helms

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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