Mrs. Gail McGowan Helton, age 78, passed away on Thursday, May 13th, at Southern Manor Senior Living in Statesboro under the care of Regency SouthernCare Hospice. She was born on June 8th 1942 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. McGowan Sr. in Swainsboro, Ga. Mrs. Helton was a graduate of Swainsboro High School and worked for many years with Pineland Mental Health in Statesboro. At home she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her late husband, Raymond Lamar Helton, her sister, Sue Brewer, and her brother, Andrew J. McGowan.
She is survived by her son, Ricky Helton of Statesboro, and her grandchildren, Addison Helton of Statesboro and Ethan Helton of Kildare, Ga., as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care given by the staff at Southern Manor.
A graveside service and burial will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bulloch Memorial Gardens with Rev. Wayne Miracle officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Rockin’ Out Alzheimer’s Foundation at https://rockinoutalzheimers.org/donate
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Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, May 15, 2021
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