7/25/12 — Raye Helton

Funeral services for Mrs. Raye Helton, age 81 of Manchester will be conducted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating.

Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00-9:00PM at the funeral home.

Mrs. Helton passed away Monday, July 23, 2012.

She was born August 29, 1930 in Lenoir City, Tennessee the daughter of the late A.J. Tallent and Martha Williams Tallent.

She married the love of her life, Charles M. Helton in November 1946. The couple moved to Manchester shortly thereafter from Oak Ridge, TN. In earlier years, Mrs. Helton was employed as a hostess at the AEDC Officer’s Club. This position suited her well, as she was known to have never met a stranger and she constantly radiated a special charm that made people she met feel welcomed. She was an active member of the Tullahoma Ladies Club for many years and also a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Manchester. She and her husband, Charles have enjoyed traveling all over the United States and parts of Canada. She enjoyed the western parts of the US including Idaho and the Grand Canyon. She loved her children and grandchildren beyond measure and will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Gertrude Botts, Oscar Tallent, Beecher Tallent, Alma Graves and Ralph Tallent.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Charles M. Helton of Manchester; three children, Linda Ghorbani of Murfreesboro; Richard Helton and wife, Linda also of Hillsboro; and Dinah Walker and husband, David of Murfreesboro, TN; three grandchildren, Tracy Todd and husband, Tracy; Susan Ghorbani and Nathan Walker; also surviving are two brothers, Jack Tallent of Watts Bar, TN and Bob Tallent and wife, Joyce of Lenoir City, TN and a special niece, Barbara Sue Aheron; a special lifelong best friend, Louise Morgan and numeroust other nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Raye Helton.