Eleanor Baucom Helms

February 3, 1923October 9, 2020

Eleanor Baucom Helms, age 97, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 9, 2020.

She was born in Union County on February 3, 1923, daughter of the late Azar and Ruth Secrest Baucom. Eleanor was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, G.B. Helms; her oldest son, George Larry Helms; three brothers, A.D. Baucom, Bill Baucom and Phillip Baucom; and by her three sisters, Doris Daniels, Sue Hatley, and Johnnie Young.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Don Helms and wife Janice; her granddaughter, Leah Davis and husband John; granddaughter, Amy Pressley and husband Scott; her three great-grandchildren, Luke Davis, Hannah Davis and Scott Pressley III and by her surviving sister, Martha Rollins and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until 2:00pm Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Eleanor Helms will follow at 2:00pm in McEwen Funeral Home's Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be given to Mill Creek Baptist Church, 5417 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, NC 28110. The family would like to thank the loving and caring staffs of Jesse Helms Nursing and Hospice of Union County.

McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Eleanor Helms.


  • John Davis
  • Luke Davis
  • Greg Little
  • Cliff McLain


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Eleanor Baucom Helms

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Jann Simpson

October 16, 2020

I am so sorry I did not know until now about Mrs. Helms. She was a beautiful lady inside and out!
Lanny thought so much of the whole family, and I was blessed to know them after we were married.
The store will always remain as GB Helms store in my lifetime with wonderful memories!

Toby Tomberlin

October 15, 2020

Many Great Memories at store with Mrs Helms , Mr GB, Larry and Donnie growing up! Rarely a week passed without spending time there. Mrs Helms made it a Community Meeting spot not just a store. Rest in Peace Mrs Helms. Condolences to Family.

Terry Tomberlin

October 14, 2020

Dear Helms Family
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Helms. So many memories of that family and the store days. Was a focal point when I was growing up. Don I am so sorry for your loss my friend.

Terry Tomberlin

Cynthia Fowler

October 14, 2020

I am terribly sorry to hear of Mrs. Helms passing. I truly did not hear about this until after the funeral. I pray Gods blessing upon this family during their loss. G.B and Eleanor were so important to all of our community. Love and prayers for her family.

Marci Baucom

October 13, 2020

So sorry to learn of Mrs. Eleanor's passing. Will always cherish my memories of her and Mr. G.B. And the many trips to their store! Prayers for Don and all this sweet family.

Skyler Brown

October 13, 2020

To the family of Mrs.Helms,
I absolutely adored her , there are no words to explain the connection & amount of love i grew for her. She was such a beautiful lady & will forever hold a special place in my heart my condolences are with you all and she will never be forgotten 💛
Love, Skyler Brown (JHNC)

Norma Wilburn

October 13, 2020

Dear Family
I will never forget the sweet memories I made with Ms. Helms. I loved her so much and was lucky to be her caregiver for a couple of years. Thank you for letting me have that privilege. She loved each and every one of you and was so proud of you!! I will be praying for your peace and comfort during this hard time.
Love you,


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