PONTOTOC – Floyd Kenneth Helms, 79, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Rosewood Assisted Living in Tupelo. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church and Gideons International, and a past member of the Pontotoc Electric Power Association Board and the Pontotoc School Board. He was an avid hunter. He loved his Lord and his church as well as his family and many friends.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Dr. David Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be in West Heights Baptist Church Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Sappington, Linda Steele and Sandra Porter (George); grandchildren, Melissa Wise, Megan Coker, Justin McKinney and Maggie Porter; great-grandchildren, Madilyn Coker and Lucy Thacker; two sisters, Melba Williams (Francis) and Diane Bramlett (Steve); brother, David Helms (Betty); numerous nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Byron Faulkner (Nellie).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Oleta Faulkner Helms; his parents, Floyd and Lizzie Helms; and a son-in-law, Chris Sappington.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Faulkner, Lynn Helms, Steve Bramlett, Jason Reid, Matt Collins and James Malone.
Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons, West Heights Baptist Church or Sanctuary Hospice House.