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Charles Lester Helms
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1934
Wingate
Union County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 9, 2012
Conway
Horry County
South Carolina, USA

s/o Lester Lee "Leck" Helms and Mary Smith Helms
Attended North Carolina State University where he was a member of the track team and the Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Mr. Helms joined the U.S. Army and became a helicopter pilot, at one point flying the area of the Korean DMZ. He worked in the family business in Wingate before moving to Conway in 1973 where he turned a small, worn tobacco barn located in the Homewood community into a thriving business named Charles Lesters' where he conceived, manufactured and distributed wooden decorative accessories sold throughout the US and Canada. Mr. Helms, affectionately known as Mr. Lester, was actively involved within the community through sponsoring little league teams, working with the Lions Club and performing with the Theatre of Republic. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sylvia Ann Schanck Helms. Surviving are his wife, Vonice J. Helms of Conway.
Daughters, Sylleste (Mike) Davis of Moncks Corner and Charlotte (Wayne) Cooper of Conway
Three grandchildren, Lee Davis, John Davis, and Gracie Cooper
Step-son, Sammy T. (Frances) Carroll of Conway
Step-daughter, Beverly (John) Poindexter of Myrtle Beach
Brother, Ben Helms of Norfolk, VA
Sister, Sybil (Bill) Wickliffe of Murrells Inlet
Step-grandchildren, Cameron Carroll, Atlas Carroll, Jonathan Poindexter, Dustin Carroll, Madison Poindexter, Drew Davis, and Scott Davis 
 
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 Parents:
  Lester Lee Helms (1908 - 1992)
  Mary Smith Helms (1908 - 2002)
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Margaret Price
Record added: May 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90360939
 


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