Martha Carpenter “Polly” Helms

April 28, 1925 - July 11, 2011

04/28/1925 - 07/11/2011

Martha Carpenter “Polly” Helms, 86, died Monday, July 11, 2011.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Doctor Jim Drake will be presiding.

Polly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, where she served in many different capacities. Polly taught English at Scotland Neck High School until her retirement and worked with Meals On Wheels and other community organizations while her health permitted.

Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Beach Helms.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Morris of Ahoskie; son, Kenneth Nelson Helms of Scotland Neck; two grandchildren, Matthew Morris and Angela Morris Chandler and husband Brent; and one great-granddaughter, Abby Chandler.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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