Elizabeth "Blakely" Conard Helton, 32, died unexpectedly August 5, 2012.
Blakely was a native of Gaston County. She was a 1998 graduate of South Point High School and earned a BA Degree in Sociology from UNCC. She was a much loved wife, mother & daughter.
A service to celebrate her life will he held at 2:00PM, Thursday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with Reverend Samuel P. Warner officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00-9:00PM at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
Blakely was the wife of Daniel Helton and the loving mother of Jilliana Blakely Helton, who was her joy. Other survivors include her parents, Beth & David Hollars of Belmont and Jerry & Peggy Conard of York, SC; brothers, Derek Fletcher & Thomas Gantt; aunts, Lydia Bass & Nancy Bass; cousins, Jeffrey McDaniel, Sara Bass & Marc Bass; great aunt, Mary Margaret Harrelson; numerous other cousins & relatives.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, L.B. Jr. & Ouida Bass, Arnold W. Conard, Jeanine Posey; uncle, Dr. Woody Bass; grandmother-in-law, Shirley Tessnear.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cleveland County Humane Society, 1609 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC 28150 or to Belmont Historical Society, 40 Catawba St., Belmont, NC 28012.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Helton Family.