Miriam D. Helton

June 16, 1925December 26, 2012

Miriam D. Helton, 87, of Rocky Point, NC went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

Miriam was born on June 16, 1925 in New Hanover County, daughter of the late Hugh Tyler and Cora Lee Stone Tyler.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joe Helton and three sisters.

She was a member of Castle Hayne Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Miriam is survived by her children, Patricia Williamson of Rocky Point, Joanne Bryan of Castle Hayne, and Alvin and his wife Julie Helton of Castle Hayne; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 great great-grandchildren; as well as her sister, Shirley Stephenson.

The visitation will be from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Coble Ward Smith Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28411.

The staff of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service is honored to serve the family of Miriam D. Helton.



  • Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012


  • Graveside Service

Miriam D. Helton

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Benjamin Grainger

December 30, 2012

I love you so very very much nana I wish you were here with me I miss you very much and I can't believe you are gone I love you lots Tyler

Tyler Grainger

December 29, 2012

I will miss you dearly NaNa. I will always love you!

Jane Lewis

December 29, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will love you and miss you always. You will always live in my heart and prayers,

Melanie Stocks

December 29, 2012

Thinking of you all with fond memories of Miriam.

Charlene Stocks Hancock

December 28, 2012

Alvin, Joanne and Patsy I'm thinking of you and sending you prays to get thru your loss.

Dana Powell

December 28, 2012

Alvin Sorry For Your Loss About Your Mother.Sorry I Heard About Your Daddy Late (Old Lantern Face)As He Us To Be Called .Take Care