Doris Amelia Helton
December 30, 1942 -
April 28, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Doris Amelia Helton, age 77, of Fayetteville, TN. Doris was born on December 30, 1942 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Robert Lee and Sallie Campbell Holder. She passed away on April 28, 2020, at Lincoln Medical Center.

Doris attended Walnut Grove School in New Market, AL. She and her husband of sixty one years, Loyd Beaman Helton were dairy farmers and she was a supporter of the local Dairy Days event. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, reading, and painting. She was best known for her wonderful Christmas candy. She was a member of the Boonshill Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her son, Dennis Helton of Fayetteville; grandsons, Jason (Jessica) Helton and Jeremy Helton (fiance Nicole Hutton); great-grandchildren, Kendall Helton, Emerly Helton, Jeremiah Helton, and Luke Davis; sister, Dovie McKinney; sister-in-law, Kathy Harbin of Langston, AL; nieces, Deirdre Pierce and Angie Cook; nephew, Josh Harbin; many great nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Buddy. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Teresa Ann Helton and brother, Danny Holder.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be at Barnes Cemetery, with Bro. Thomas Smith officiating. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville/Lincoln County Humane Society, P. O. Box 37, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or St. Jude, Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Doris Amelia Helton.

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16 Comments

  1. Melissa Dunman McCool

    Lloyd and family
    I am sorry for the passing of Amelia. She was such a sweet person. When I first met her seem like we became instant friends. Seem like we had always known each other. I loved and will miss her.

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  2. Bridget Gentry

    I enjoyed getting to be with Miss. Helton. She was such a sweetheart. Prayers for Mr.. Helton and family

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  3. Don and Barbara Bland

    We are so sorry…. the Precious Memories of this Beautiful Precious Lady Amelia we Pray,will give you Strength…. A Wife , Mother, Grandmother,Great Grandmother, Sister , Aunt,Friend and Neighbor was so Loved and will be Missed ….GOD had another plan… He took away her pain and discomfort and He gave her wings…Our Prayers, Thoughts and Love are with You All…. Don and Barbara Bland

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  4. sullivan

    sympathy to the Helton family
    Hilton and Christine

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  5. Nancy Shelton and Chasity Perry

    We are so sorry to hear about Amelia passing. She was fun to be around. I always enjoyed riding with her on her four wheeler when we would visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. We love you all very much.

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  6. Sandy Allen

    Mrs. Helton one of the sweetest ladies l have ever have known you will be missed.♥️

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  7. Kathy Beebe

    Amelia taught me how to be southern. We rode the tobacco setter together. I always enjoyed watching her make biscuits. Rest easy my friend.

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  8. lynn and marcella scott

    We have fond memories of Amelia. Sorry to hear of her passing. May God comfort you all at this sad time.
    Roy Scott Family

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  9. Betty Williams

    My condolences to the family.

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  10. Carolyn Bryant

    So sorry, praying for the family.

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  11. Edward & Vera Ellen Campbell

    We are so saddened to learn of Amelia’s death. Our families have been friends for so many years. Amelia was a wonderful person and one of the hardest working women I have ever known. Our hearts go out to all of you. Prayers for peace & comfort in the coming days ahead. In loving friendship, Ed and Vera Campbell.

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  12. John Sanders

    My sincerest condolences to the family and friends

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  13. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Sending our sympathy to Mr. Loyd and family. You will be in our prayers.

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  14. Nancy Woods

    So sorry for your losd

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  15. Brenda Harshaw

    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS SHE WAS A GREAT WOMAN.

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  16. SueLynn Johnson

    I am so sorry to hear of Amelia’s death. You are all in my prayers.

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16 Comments

  1. Melissa Dunman McCool

    Lloyd and family
    I am sorry for the passing of Amelia. She was such a sweet person. When I first met her seem like we became instant friends. Seem like we had always known each other. I loved and will miss her.

    Reply
  2. Bridget Gentry

    I enjoyed getting to be with Miss. Helton. She was such a sweetheart. Prayers for Mr.. Helton and family

    Reply
  3. Don and Barbara Bland

    We are so sorry…. the Precious Memories of this Beautiful Precious Lady Amelia we Pray,will give you Strength…. A Wife , Mother, Grandmother,Great Grandmother, Sister , Aunt,Friend and Neighbor was so Loved and will be Missed ….GOD had another plan… He took away her pain and discomfort and He gave her wings…Our Prayers, Thoughts and Love are with You All…. Don and Barbara Bland

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  4. sullivan

    sympathy to the Helton family
    Hilton and Christine

    Reply
  5. Nancy Shelton and Chasity Perry

    We are so sorry to hear about Amelia passing. She was fun to be around. I always enjoyed riding with her on her four wheeler when we would visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. We love you all very much.

    Reply
  6. Sandy Allen

    Mrs. Helton one of the sweetest ladies l have ever have known you will be missed.♥️

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  7. Kathy Beebe

    Amelia taught me how to be southern. We rode the tobacco setter together. I always enjoyed watching her make biscuits. Rest easy my friend.

    Reply
  8. lynn and marcella scott

    We have fond memories of Amelia. Sorry to hear of her passing. May God comfort you all at this sad time.
    Roy Scott Family

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  9. Betty Williams

    My condolences to the family.

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  10. Carolyn Bryant

    So sorry, praying for the family.

    Reply
  11. Edward & Vera Ellen Campbell

    We are so saddened to learn of Amelia’s death. Our families have been friends for so many years. Amelia was a wonderful person and one of the hardest working women I have ever known. Our hearts go out to all of you. Prayers for peace & comfort in the coming days ahead. In loving friendship, Ed and Vera Campbell.

    Reply
  12. John Sanders

    My sincerest condolences to the family and friends

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  13. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Sending our sympathy to Mr. Loyd and family. You will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  14. Nancy Woods

    So sorry for your losd

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  15. Brenda Harshaw

    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS SHE WAS A GREAT WOMAN.

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  16. SueLynn Johnson

    I am so sorry to hear of Amelia’s death. You are all in my prayers.

    Reply

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