George Larry Helms

February 28, 1943March 14, 2014

Mr. George Larry Helms, age 71, passed away Friday morning, March 14, 2014, in Hospice of Union County, located in Monroe, N.C.

Mr. Helms was born February 28, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He is the son of Eleanor Baucom Helms of Monroe, and the late George Benton Helms (G.B.).

Mr. Helms is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Braswell Helms of the home, (two) daughters: Leah Helms Davis and husband John of Monroe, N.C., and Amy Helms Pressley and husband Scott of Monroe, N.C, (three) grandchildren: Jonathon Luke Davis of Monroe, N.C., Hannah Blair Davis of Monroe, N.C., and Marvin Scott Pressley II of Monroe, N.C., and (one) brother: Dr. Donald Benton Helms and wife Janice Barber Helms of Lumberton, N.C.

The family will receive friends and relatives for visitation, Sunday afternoon, March 16, 2014, in the sanctuary of Mill Creek Baptist Church, located at 5417 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, N.C. 28110, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. George Larry Helms will be held immediately in the sanctuary following the visitation, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The service will be officiated by the Reverend George Hunnicutt, Reverend Marvin Tyson, and Reverend George Gouge. Burial will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 11: 00 a.m., at Lakeland Memorial Park, located at 1901 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, NC 28112.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church, 5417 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, N.C. 28110 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, N.C. 28110.

The family would like to recognize Union Family Practice, Carolinas Medical Center–Union, Home Health Care, Hospice of Union County, (Carolinas Healthcare Systems), the Brian Center and Monroe Manor, for the love and care that was shown to Larry and his entire family, going beyond the call of duty. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

McEwen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monroe is serving the family of George Larry Helms.


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Leah Davis

March 24, 2014

I will love you always daddy.

Ann Wicker Flake

March 20, 2014

Larry was the epitome of a southern gentleman and will be missed by many people. He and Carolyn and I were in the Piedmont Class of '61. My deepest sympathies to your family.

Cindy Helms Simpson

March 17, 2014

Jeff and I send our deepest sympathies to Carolyn, Leah, Amy and their families. Larry was a fine man and will be missed by our community! His family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Troyanna Helms

March 16, 2014

He was such a sweet man. We enjoyed seeing him while visiting Monroe Manor with the folks from Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a great man of the community and his works shall follow him. Lifting Carolyn and the rest of the family up in prayers.

March 16, 2014

Carolyn know that god will be with you during this time of sorrow. I will be praying for you and your girls. Dianne Benton greene

Neal & Lucile Medlin

March 16, 2014

Love & prayers, God bless you all.

Tom Ward

March 16, 2014

When I think of Larry I remember a quiet man of great strength and integrity. He was a man of tremendous character. Patient and quiet spoken but when he spoke, people listened. I don't think I ever met a kinder man. Even when he was in pain, I never heard him complain and he always asked about how you were doing. My condolences to his family that I know that he cherished. Please know that this world was a much better with him in it. ...Thomas R. Ward

March 16, 2014

Carolyn, Leah, and Amy.... may you and your families be comforted by God's Spirit with the loss of your husband, your Dad and your granddad. Larry had a kind and gentle spirit and he was a true Southern gentleman as well as a loyal friend. He always had an encouraging word and we will remember him fondly.
John and Debbie Sink, Franklin Street Pharmacy

March 16, 2014

Leah and John, please know that we will continue praying for peace and courage for you and your entire family during these trying times. Leah,your dad was a true Southern gentleman and a blessing for our community. You have been a faithful daughter during his illness. May you all rest knowing that he is no longer in pain and he understood that you all would continue to lead your family in the ways he taught you.
Annette Harris, Rickey and Abbey Mills

Dawn Braswell-Schieleit

March 16, 2014

Leah and Amy, you are strong amazing women. Yall are in my heart and prayers. God bless you all! Love, Dawn Braswell-Schieleit