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Ida Frances Helmuth Anderson
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home
Joseph Ronald White
CLAXTON -- Ida Frances Helmuth Anderson, 98, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, under the care of Bethany Hospice at The Griffin House in Claxton.
    She was born in Bulloch County in 1920 to the late John G. and Wilma DeLoach Helmuth, the second of six children. She was a 1937 graduate of Claxton High School. She was raised in Evans County and resided most of her life there.
    Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and working in her yard planting flowers. She also enjoyed her vegetable garden, where she spent countless hours canning and freezing fresh vegetables for her family.
    Ida Frances felt that her greatest accomplishment was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was devoted to and loved her family dearly.
    Mrs. Anderson was an active member of Claxton Primitive Baptist Church.
    She loved her brothers and sisters in Christ and enjoyed fellowshipping with them.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, W. Hulon Anderson; and all five of her siblings, Derene, Wallace, DeLoach and Sammy Helmuth and Lyndol Helmuth Anderson.
    Survivors: two sons, Winston H. (Ginny) Anderson of Pauline, S.C.; and Victor (Joyce) Anderson of Claxton; two grandsons, Winston M. (Rhonda) Anderson of Campabello, S.C.; and Ryan J. Anderson of Greenville, S.C.; one granddaughter, Fran Anderson (Don Jr.) Taylor of Jacksonville, Fla.; a great-grandson, John Williams Anderson of Campabello, S.C.; two sisters-in-law, Annette Driggers Helmuth of Sylvania and Hilda Anderson Sapp of Claxton; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who were all very special to her.
    A special thanks to the staff at The Griffin House, especially Amber, Ruby and Dernease, and Bethany Hospice.
    Visitation: Friday, November 30, 2018, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.
    Funeral: Friday, November 30, 2018, 1 p.m. in J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Long officiating. Burial: Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Remembrances: Bethany Hospice, 109 South Duval Street, Claxton, GA 30417.
    Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
    (912) 739-3338; www.nesmithfuneralhome.com.

Statesboro Herald, November 29, 2018
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