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Sylvester McRay “Rae” Helmey

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death 17 Aug 2000 (aged 91)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 67511528 · View Source
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Sylvester M. Helmey

Rae Helmey, 91, of Talahi Island died Aug. 17 at Hospice Savannah.

He was born in Savannah and was the widower of Freda Elizabeth Waters Helmey. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension and had formerly served on the Church Council. He retired in 1978 after 50 years in the automobile repair and lumber business. He was a member of Alee Shrine Temple, where he was a member of the Patrol Unit, Acacia Lodge No. 452, F&AM and Scottish Rite Consistory.

SURVIVORS: a son, Robert McRae Helmey of Savannah; four grandchildren, Kim Birge, Kristi H. Helmey, Kerry Helmey and Kelly Helmey, all of Savannah; a great-grandson, Jason Birge of Savannah; and several nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today at Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home, Hodgson Memorial Chapel, burial in Bonaventure Cemetery.

REMEMBRANCES: Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. Savannah Now, Aug 19, 2000




  • Maintained by: JoAnn Bland
  • Originally Created by: Linda Lee DeWitt Lewis
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67511528
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvester McRay “Rae” Helmey (5 Sep 1908–17 Aug 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67511528, citing Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by JoAnn Bland (contributor 47359813) .