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Matthew Joseph Helms, age 42, of 816 Hill Avenue, Butler, TN passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his residence. He was born August 23, 1971 to Howard Frank and Judith A. Helms nee Dase. Matthew was a mechanic and loved working with the Boy Scouts. His real passion was his involvement with the Steel Soldiers and making his cast iron peach cobbler. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Edward and June Dase, and paternal grandparents, Howard Helms and Rose Straka.
In addition to his parents, Howard Frank and Judith A. Helms of Hiram, Georgia, survivors include two brothers: Daniel H. Helms and wife Anna of Chardon, Ohio and David E. Helms of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters: Janet M. Evans and husband Cliff of Dallas, Georgia and Jeanne R. Day and husband Robert of Hiram, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Matthew Joseph Helms was held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN with Pastor Jim Nipper officiating.
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Professional services for the Matthew Joseph Helms family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.