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Robert Roscoe Helton

ATMORE – Robert Roscoe Helton, 87, of Atmore died Sunday, May 29, 2011 in Atmore.

He was a retired farmer, born in Escambia County, Atmore on Jan. 14, 1924 to the late William Robert and Ida Norwood Helton.

His wife, Gladys Willodean Coon Helton, preceded him in death.

Survivors include four sons, Jacky Helton, Michael Helton and wife, Brenda J., and Rodney Helton, all of Atmore, and Mark Helton of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Ernestine Miller, of Mobile; eight grandchildren, Julia Helton Lee and husband, Jackie, Jason Helton, Jaclyn Swift, Michelle Helton Shue and husband, Bruce, Stephanie Baggett and husband, Doug, Brandy Helton, David Helton and wife, Tricia, and Rebekah Helton Bell; eight great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with Bro. Arnold Hendrix officiating and Bro. Bobby Davis assisting. Interment will follow in McCullough Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jackson Smith, Adam Respress, David Helton, Jeremy Lisenby, Gereld Steege, Bruce Shue and Jackie Lee.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Davis, Bill Hendrix, Raymond Jerkins, Gary Purvis, Haskell Dunn, John Spier, Bill Spier, Jack Ward, Homer Nix, Clyde Helton, Pete Helton, Byron Vaughn, Jerry McElhaney and Albert Singleton.

Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 31, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Atmore.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements