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Samuel Helton, Jr.

May 20, 1938 - September 19, 2008

Sam E. Helton died at home on Friday September 19, 2008.

Sam was born May 20, 1938 in Tennessee. He served 4 years in the US Navy. He considered Connecticut his home having lived there most of his married life raising his family. While living in Connecticut he worked for the railroad in Stamford and New Haven, CT. He later relocated to Wilmington in 1998.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years Gail, his son S. Evan Helton, 3 daughters DeAnna Peplow (Charles), Sharon Helton, Valerie Munroe (John), 1 granddaughter Jessica, 4 grandsons Patrick, Shawn, Ian and David, and a very special Aunt Ruth.

Sam also found a new hobby, woodcarving. He was a member of the The Cape Fear Wood Carvers – being the “baby” of the Garage Gang, he developed a special friendship with his mentor Walt and fellow carvers Joe, Rich and John.

A special thank you to Tom, a registered nurse at Coastal Rehab for his sermon and to Hospice nurse Martha and Alesha a CNA.

A memorial service is planned at Masonboro Baptist Church on Beasley Road on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Online condolences may be sent to

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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