Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

January 2, 2013

Elder Omar Landon Helm

NORTHFORK — Elder Omar Landon Helm, 94, of Cherry Lane, Northfork, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Golden Harvest, Welch, W.Va. He was born on October 4, 1918 to Abe and Judy McDaniel Helm.

He attended McDowell County public schools and lived in McDowell County most of his life. He was a UMWA coal miner for 40+ years and a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a life-long member of Uprising Chapel Church, Rolfe, W.Va. giving over 60 years of faithful service. At the time of his death, he was the Vice-President of Bluefield-Pinnacle Sub-District Union and Father of the West Virginia District.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, James Helm; two sisters, Ruby Saunders and Angie Helm; two brothers, John Helm and

Richard Helm.

Left with cherished memories are: His loving wife of 24 years, Elder Ella Mae Helm; two devoted daughters, Deborah Helm of Bluefield, and Brenda Brown-Johnson of Woodbridge, Va.; one son, Brandon Brown of Statesville, N.C.; sisters, Corine Reid, Beulah Petty, Freda Thomas, Bernice (Vernell) Wright, all of Mansfield, Ohio, and Hazel Carroll of Bluefield, W.Va.; grandchildren, Carolyn (Jerry) Jones, Brianna Brown, Antoine Helm, Ronald Johnson Jr., and Brandon Brown Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ayonna Helm, Lyric Jones, and William Helm; great-great grandsons, Ty-liek Helm, and Malik Helm; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives; godchildren, Christy Helm and William Jackson; spiritual children, Elder Annette Brooks, Aaron Jackson, and Ramona Patterson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon (with viewing one hour prior to the service) on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at J.H. Easley Tabernacle, 109 Henderson Street, Princeton, W.Va. with Bishop Dwight Palmer and Elder Donna Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Littlesburg, Road, Bluewell, W.Va.

A.P. McConnell Funeral Home of Bluefield is serving the Helm family.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Smith Thomas Carr Smith Thomas Carr

    MONROE, N.C. — Smith Thomas Carr, age 37, of Monroe, NC, formerly of Rocky Gap, VA, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 following a tree accident on his job.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Iris O'Quinn McClanahan Iris O'Quinn McClanahan

    ABINGDON, Va. — Iris O'Quinn McClanahan, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Grace Health Care.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norma J. Meadows Norma J. Meadows

    POUNDING MILL, Va. — Norma J. Meadows, age 84, of Pounding Mill, Virginia entered into eternal rest in Abingdon, Virginia on Thursday, April 17, 2014 after an extended illness.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten, age 24, of Bluefield, VA, passed away, April 14, 2014.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harry Edward Kight Harry Edward Kight

    DEEP CREEK LAKE, Md. — Harry Edward Kight, age 89, of Deep Creek Lake, MD and Severna Park, MD, passed away on April 15, 2014 in Severna Park.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kenneth Dean Jackson Sr. Kenneth Dean Jackson Sr.

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Kenneth Dean Jackson, Sr., Bluefield, VA, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Henry French

    BLAND, Va. — John Henry French, 66, of Bland, VA went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

    April 18, 2014

  • Ruth Wyatt Sluss

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Ruth Wyatt Sluss, 80, of Bluefield, Virginia passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, West Virginia.

    April 18, 2014

  • Natalie Kirby Viars Natalie Kirby Viars

    PRINCETON — Natalie Kirby Viars, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Serenity Place, located on Browns Ridge Road, Lerona.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dennis Ray  Lawrence Dennis Ray Lawrence

    Dennis Ray Lawrence, 62, of Lewisburg, WV, formerly of Weyanoke, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo