Mr. Roland M. Helton, 96, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, November 27th, at the Christian Care Center of Shelbyville. He was a native of Bedford County; a retired employee of Genesco Corporation and he attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
He was the son of the late Ernest D. and Leone Clay Helton. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melba Helton King.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth "Dolly" Crowell Helton; son, Morris Helton; granddaughters, Debbie (Raymond) Torres, Ginger (Wayne) O'Neal of Shelbyville; five great-grandchildren, Tia Shae Moyer, Briley Brooke O'Neal, Judd O'Neal, Varina Hinojosa, April Coleman and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 30th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Rev. F. Murray Mathis officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 P.M. until time of service.