- G. Edwin Helms, was farmer
G. Edwin "Ed" Helms Sr., 70, a farmer, died Friday evening at his home, 2910 Harmonyville Road, Elverson, after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Phyllis Taylor Helms, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 26.
Helms was a 1945 graduate of Honey Brook High School.
He was a farmer for 27 years. He also worked at Morgan Trailer Corp. in Morgantown for 27 years.
Helms was a member of Immanuel Church of Pine Swamp, Elverson, serving as Sunday school superintendent.
He was a former member of Honey Brook Grange No. 1644 and the Honey Brook Odd Fellows Lodge.
Helms was a member of the Twin Valley School Board at the time the original Twin Valley High School was built.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Rees W. and Sara Dague Helms.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons: G. Edwin Jr., husband of Phyllis Helms, Geigertown; Stephen R., husband of Ann Helms, Elverston; and Charles G., husband of Lori Helms, and James P., husband of Sharon Helms, both of Mohnton; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Jane E. Helms, Honey Brook.