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Carroll D. Helms, 74

Carroll D. Helms, 74

Carroll D. Helms, 74, of Zirconia went to be with the Lord Monday, April 11, 2016 at Pardee Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Born in Lincoln County, Carroll was a son of the late William Russell Helms and Ocie Viola Huss Helms.
Carroll, who lived most of his life in Henderson County, graduated from Dana High School and Barber School in Winston-Salem. He was a barber for over 45 years and owned and operated Helms Barber Shop for 35 years, retiring in 2011. Carroll was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Tuxedo. He was very loved, and loved everybody.
Recognized throughout the area as a music lover, he and his barber shop were well-known for “Music on Thursdays” and were featured on many national media outlets such as “CBS Sunday Morning” and Hallmark specials.
Carroll is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Judy Ballard Helms of Zirconia; children, Michelle Cress (John) of Asheville; Dean Helms; Jill Hill (Dwayne); and Rhod Helms (Terri), all of Zirconia; seven grandchildren, Blythe, Brooklyn, Keela, Hannah, Joshua, Rachel and Elijah; eight great-grandchildren, Mahalie, Brice, Emalee, Nolan, Dalton, Charleigh, Addison and Grayson; and brothers and sisters, Doris Orr (Walter), Junior Helms (Margaret), Brenda Allen (Ken), Linda Gilbert (Harold), Gale Nanney (Steve) and Thea Butts (Dan).
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 4 PM Thursday, April 14 at Mountain View Baptist Church in Tuxedo with the Reverend Sherrill Moore officiating.
The family wishes to extend very special thanks to Harold Gilbert for his loving kindness and special friendship during Carroll’s declining health, and to Dr. Bentsen, Dr. Ward and the staff of Pardee Hospital.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.