Helen Arden


TRION Helen Virginia Arden, 85,passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, at her residence.A native of Shinbone Valley, Menlo, Ga., she was born to the late Ben and Mae Lawson Wood Baker on Dec. 5, 1927. Mrs. Arden graduated from Trion High School in 1945, was a member of Trion First Baptist Church for more than 50 years, and was retired Claims Clerk, in the General Office, for Riegel Textile Corporation from 1970 to 1992: She was presented the Georgia Textile Citizen of the Year award in 1987, by the then Governor Joe Frank Harris. She was preceded in death by husband the late Paul Wesley Arden on Dec. 22, 2002.Surviving are daughter, Paula Arden, of Trion; nieces and nephews, Steve Baker, of Summerville, Carol Haynes, of Athens, Tenn., Bobbye Jones, of High Point, N.C., and Ben Baker, of Rising Fawn; cousin, Lib Young, of Shinbone Valley, Menlo; several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.Memorial service will be held Sunday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at her residence on Simmons Street-Trion, with additional parking at Trion First United Methodist Church.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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