Helen Baldwin Francis, 88, of Canada, Ky., passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital.
She was born April 18, 1924, at Canada, Ky., the daughter of the late George and Fanny Blackburn West.
She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Baldwin Jr.; her second husband, Twyman Francis; granddaughter, Heather Baldwin Elkins; grandson-in-law, John Elkins; and three stepchildren, Darrell Francis, Glenna Nieman and Chris Francis.
Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was an Elder and member of the Highland Presbyterian Church, where she was a volunteer in the Highland Presbyterian Church Thrift Shop for many years.
Survivors include one son, Chip (Durunda) Baldwin of Collierville, Tenn.; daughters, Beth (David) Farley of Delbarton, W.Va., Cindy Baldwin (Glen) Gollihue of McCarr, Ky., and Christie (Kenny) Salyers of Canada, Ky.; her sister and best friend, Janis Grossl of Canada, Ky.; brother, Larry West of Winston Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Eric (Patty) Baldwin of Collierville, Tenn., Jason Baldwin of Seattle, Wash., J. R. Farley of Fairmont, W.Va., Amy Hall of Charleston, W.Va. and Jodie Salyers of Canada, Ky.; great-grandchildren, Robbie Elkins, Mateo Baldwin and Niko Baldwin; stepchildren, Lewis Francis, Lonnie Francis, Sue Hinkle and Rose Thornton; step-grandchildren, Kellie Hatfield and Kenneth Anse Hatfield; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 1, at 1 p.m. at the Highland Presbyterian Church, Canada, Ky., with the Rev. Bill VanZant and the Rev. John Lattimore officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the Highland Presbyterian Church.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request that you make donations to the Highland Presbyterian Church, Canada, Ky. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.