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Eleanor Helms

CHESTER -- Mrs. Eleanor Cooke Smith Helms, 86, of 554 Pryor St., died Saturday Nov. 3, 2007 at Chester Regional Nursing Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Eric Winstead officiating.

Mrs. Helms was born August 27, 1921 in Waxhaw, N.C., a daughter of the late Thomas William Benjamin Cooke and Cora Elizabeth Helms Cooke. She was a graduate of Fort Mill Schools and retired from Springs Industries in 1986. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Helms was the widow of the late Heyward M. Smith Sr. and the late James W. Helms.

Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Smith Mobley and Sandra Smith Darby of Chester; a son, Heyward M. Smith Jr. of Chester; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, 523 Rose St., Chester, SC or Hospice Care of S.C., 179 Columbia St., Chester, SC 29706.

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