Frances N. Helms

June 30, 2013 

Frances Nancy Helms, age 89, formerly of Charlotte passed away at home on Friday, June 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Griffin and Hoyle Helms and her children, Elizabeth Hemmingson and James Griffin and is survived by her children Gary Gregg, Janice Thyren, Sharon Heinzelmann, Diane Griffin, William Griffin Jr, Bruce Griffin, her grandchildren Dustin Gregg, Katherine Schwartzenburg, Carolyn Thyren, Liesel Heinzelmann, Jenna Heinzelmann, Mathias Elliott, Christina Griffin, Wiliam Griffin III, Melissa Griffin and her great-grandchildren Hailey Mae Gregg, Adeline Schwartzenburg, and Elise Schwartzenburg. A memorial service will be held in her memory at Soapstone UMC at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be made to

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