Mrs. Tommie Jean Whitmire Helton, 83, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Helton was a native and lifetime resident of Gainesville, Ga., was a homemaker and a member of Dewberry Baptist Church #2. She enjoyed being part of the Order of the Eastern Star and had served as a Past Worthy Matron and was currently a member of the Gainesville Chapter. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eston and Ona Whitmire; and sisters, Mary Vee Ellis and Ruth Coyle. Mrs. Helton is survived by her husband, Ed "Red" Helton, Gainesville, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in law, Cathy and Danny Deyton, Gainesville, and Connie and Mike Bradley, Orange City, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Pat Helton, LaFayette, Ga.; sister, Frances Whitmire Little, Gainesville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild also survive as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Little-Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Ellis, the Rev. Vernon London and the Rev. Robert Nix officiating. Interment was in Alta Vista Cemetery. Online condolences at www.littledavenport.com. Funeral announcement courtesy of Wilson Funeral Home, LaFayette Chapel for Mrs. Tommie Jean Whitmire Helton.