Anna Foster

Anna Helmes FORT PAYNE Anna Mae Kelsey Helmes Foster, 79, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. A resident of the Fort Payne area for the past 27 years, she formerly lived in the Ringgold area for 15 years. Anna was owner and operator of A&J Socks for three years, a former volunteer of the American Red Cross, and the Dekalb Regional Medical Center and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henchley Helmes; second husband, Paul Foster; parents, James Lonnie and Lilly Olean Smith Kelsey; two sons, Donnie R. Helmes and Gregory Lynn Helmes; and sister, Jessie D. Jordan. She is survived by three children, Pamela Helmes (James) Busby, of Fort Payne, James S. (Elaine) Helmes, of Ringgold, Ga., and Michael H. (Amy) Helmes, of Fort Payne; sister, Virginia Giles, of Elizabeth Town, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, Jessica Lopez, Cassandra Blansit, Alexis Parker, Abbie Helmes, Kari Miller, Allen Busby, William Helmes, Katelyn Busby, Faith Helmes, Tiffany Chadwick, Veronica Dees and Lauren Bettman; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. EDT Thursday in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends all day today and Thursday until funeral time at the funeral home. An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are Wilson Funeral Home, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.

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