Friday, February 24, 2012
MRS. BETTY JUNE HELTON, age 85, of Rome, Georgia formerly of Chattooga County, passed away Friday (February 24, 2012) in a LaFayette nursing home. A native of Berryton, Georgia, She was born to the late Dallas and Virginia Koonce Berry on October 24, 1926. Mrs. Helton was a member of West Rome Baptist Church and was a secretary for the Rome News Tribune retired. She was preceded in death by husband the-late Alvin H. Helton, brother-the late Billy Berry, and nephew-the late John Berry. Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Diane & Jehrome Myrick and Debbie Helton all of Trion; son-Phil Helton of Rome; grandchildren-Misty & Jason Copeland, Kristy Treadaway, Kevin & Kim Payton, Lauren & Robbie Womack, Jonathan Helton, and Carla Lucas; 7 Great Grandchildren; nephew-William Berry of Arizona. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 26th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Brother Tommy Pledger officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Jason Copeland, Kevin Payton, Matthew Treadaway, Robby Womack, Jehrome Myrick, and Darryl Payton, Honorary Pallbearers Jonathan Helton and Shelia Kennedy. The Family will receive friends Sunday, from 1 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.