Helen L. Brumfield, 91, Gallipolis, passed peacefully from her earthly home to her Heavenly home at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, West Virginia.
Born July 8, 1921, in Gallipolis she was the daughter of the late John D. and Mary Vance North Sr. She was retired co-owner of the J.D. North Produce Company, a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and a member of the Gallipolis Chapter #283 of the Ohio Eastern Star.
Surviving is her sister-in-law, Nevolene North; niece, Deborah L. North; nephew, John D. (Sheila) North III; great-nephews, Justin North and Jason North, all of Gallipolis. Also surviving is her special friend and caregiver, Carole Facemire and several cousins. Helen loved the outdoors and working in her flowers. She has always enjoyed and loved her family, her neighbors, her church family and special friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carter Brumfield, in 1953 and her brother, John D. North Jr. in 1997.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Pastor Bob Powell will officiate. Interment will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Eastern Star service will be conducted by Gallipolis Chapter #283 at 7:30 P.M. Monday in the chapel. Active casketbearers are John North III, Justin North, Evan Moore, Tom Moore, Jeff Watson and Jim Johnson. Honorary casketbearers are Jason North, Ethan Moore, Bob Byer, Charles Byer, Jim Love and Roger Vanco.
Memorials may be made in Helen’s memory to the Hospice House of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709 or the Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 600 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com.