Visitation Information:

February 7th, 2019 at 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Service Information:

February 8th, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mr. James Candler Helton, 80


            Mr. James Candler Helton, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Emory University Hospital Midtown following an extended illness.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, February 8, 2019 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel with interment to follow at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the funeral home.

            Mr. Helton was a Gainesville native born August 11, 1938, the son of the late Alvin Helton and Mary Lou Grant Pegram. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Howard and Jake Helton; sisters, Linda Helton and Elizabeth Cantrell.

            He is survived by his wife, Ruby Nell (Collins) Helton, of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Kathy Helton; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy and Carlton Askew; Tina and Mark Terry. Grandchildren, Bradley, Brittany,  Ashley, Brandon, Jaron, Kaitlyn, Jennifer, David, Kimberly, Casie, Michael, Tyler, Bree, extra grandchildren, Chris, Judy, Beth, Angie, Nikki and Joey; 17 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Jackie Helton of Phoenix, AZ; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

            Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200 or for those who desire online condolences at




Condolences 2
Evelyn Holton 2019-02-07 10:23:40
Ruby and family I love you and my prayers are with you. James will always be remembered for his courage. Prayers and thoughts with you always. Comfort in Jesus.
Rachel Garrett Foster 2019-02-07 17:28:33
Ruby and Family... I am very sorry to hear of James psssing, but know he is resting. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I love y'all. Witn Love, Rachel
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