Martha Jane Helton , 83, of Siler City died Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Mrs. Helton was born in Mecklenburg County on December 21, 1935 the daughter of Arthur Helton, Sr. and Lottie (Leonard) Helton. She was a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church and a retired nurse.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; brother, "Bo" L. Helton; six step-brothers and one step-sister; great-grandchildren, Christian Gaines and Creighton Nall.
She is survived by daughter: Tara Gaines Burns and husband, Paul of Graham; son: Ben P. Gaines, Jr. and wife, Kim of Goldston; brother: Arthur H. Helton, Jr. of Alamance; sixgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral will follow Sunday at 2:00 PM in Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Klink , Rev. Lee Callicutt and Rev. Val Chadwick officiating. Burial will be in the Goldston Cemetery with a reception to follow at the church.
Memorials may be made to West Chatham Food Pantry, 126 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.