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Helen Patton Smith Edgins, age 79, departed this life to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Carolina Caring Hospice in Newton, with her loving husband Jimmy and her children by her side.
Helen, daughter of the late Horace Graham and Florence Reed Patton, was born in Burke County. She worked for many years at Carolina Shoe in Morganton. She grew up on a farm in the Dysartsville section of Burke County. She loved working outdoors with her flowers, vegetables and fruits and loved showing, as well as sharing, her beautiful flowers. Helen spent a great deal of time working with her grape vines and picking blackberries before her health began failing. She loved preserving her home-grown produce.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Neddie Ray Smith. Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband, Jimmy Edgins; one daughter, Joyce Annette Fox (Ken); four sons, Alvin Thomas Patton, Samuel Ray Smith, Nathan Graham Smith (Lisa), Brian Keith Smith (TerrI); 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, She is also survived by two sisters, Leatha Kelley Tripp and Dorothy Grigg (Carmie); seven brothers, Horace Junior Patton (Delores); John Wesley Patton (Debbie), James Dewey Patton (Mary Jane), Paul Waldo Patton (Donna); Kenneth Ray Patton (Jean), Robert Eugene Patton and Ernest Steven Patton (Carolyn).
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Rev. Tim Hodge officiating.
Interment will follow at the family cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Saturday prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Service.
The family will be at the residence of Paul and Donna Patton until the day of the service.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.