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Nellie Ruth Helton

November 29, 1939 — January 23, 2024

Waynesboro, TN

Nellie Ruth Helton was born November 29, 1939 and passed from this life  peacefully on January 23, 2024. Nellie was the beloved daughter of the late Lee and Annie Wallace.

Nellie was a cherished member of the Upper Green River Baptist Church where her faith was an integral part of her. She found joy in her hobbies which included gardening, sewing, crocheting, and canning. These activities allowed her to express her creativity and share her talents with those around her.

Preceded in death by her loving husband James Allen Helton and daughter Kimberly Dawn Gower, Nellie also joins her siblings Ammon Wallace, Danville Wallace, Leander Wallace, Almon Wallace, Doyal Wallace, Novie Wallace, Freddie Wallace, Myrtle Jones, and Carlean Butler in eternal peace.

She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. Nellie is survived by her son James Ray Helton and Deana; sister-in-law Amanda Wallace; brother-in-law Herbie Helton and Elaine; two grandchildren Britney R Williams and Ben, Amber D. Staggs and Chris; as well as three great-grandchildren Carson Williams, Charlie Williams, Mallory Staggs.

Family and friends are invited to join in a Visitation for Mrs. Helton at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Waynesboro on Friday, January 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., as well as Saturday, January 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

A Funeral Service honoring Nellie's remarkable life will be held at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Waynesboro on January 27th at 1:00 p.m. Brother Jerry Flippo will officiate the service, celebrating her memory and the cherished moments shared.

Nellie Ruth Helton will find her final resting place at Shields Cemetery, surrounded by the beauty of nature she so appreciated throughout her life.

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Visitation

Friday, January 26, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Wayne County

104 West Hill Street, Waynesboro, TN 38485

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Visitation

Saturday, January 27, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Wayne County

104 West Hill Street, Waynesboro, TN 38485

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Wayne County

104 West Hill Street, Waynesboro, TN 38485

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