In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Carol's name to Eastside Baptist Church. However, if you decided to send a floral tribute, please have your florist deliver ...
OBITUARY

Carol Pace Helton

April 17, 1936June 7, 2019

Carol Pace Helton, 83, of Marietta, Georgia passed away peacefully on June 7, 2019 after a short illness. Helton, the owner of The Salad Factory on Atlanta Rd in Marietta, was a pioneer in the processed produce industry. She started the business in 1972 with a handful of employees and built it into a staple of the Atlanta food service industry providing restaurants, airlines, hotels, and convention centers with processed produce. Carol, along with husband Benny, helped establish the Fresh Produce Processors of America in which she was active until retiring in 2004. Carol grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina where she met Benny—her spouse of over 63 years. She attended Hendersonville High and earned a business degree at Mars Hill College. Carol loved to sing and was a member of the Eastside Baptist choir for more than forty years. She also enjoyed reading, walking, playing the piano, and surrounding herself with family. Carol is survived by husband Benny W. Helton, children Dana Helton (Alan), Tracey Hagin (Joe), and Todd Helton (Susan); grandchildren Lauren Hagin, J. Avery Hagin, Ben Helton, and Will Helton; great-granddaughter Andromeda Hagin, brother Earl Pace and sister Joan Poff, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by mother and father, Carl T. and Bertha Pace, brother Joe Robert Pace and sister Beverley Stearns. The family received guests from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at H.M. Patterson & Son – Canton Hill, in Marietta. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Eastside Baptist Church- Marietta. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider making a donation in Carol’s name to Eastside Baptist- Missions, 2450 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 or online at www.followeastside.com/home/giving (choose: missions)

Services

15 June

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Eastside Baptist Church

2450 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, Georgia 30068

Memories

Carol Pace Helton

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Marlies Antoniades

June 12, 2019

We have known Carol for many years.She was our bowling partner and my Sunday walking buddy.We shared a lot of stories and she was a good listener.I miss her terribly and I know she is an Angel in heaven looking down on us.
She will always be in my thoughts!

Sue Burton

June 12, 2019

Benny and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Carol - for our loss from the choir also. It was always nice to see her smiling face at choir rehearsal and around the EBC campus, second best was hearing her cheerful voice over the phone lines. It definitely won't be the same for us without her and I pray God's blessings and comfort for you in your new home as well.
Sue Burton

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY