Our mother closed her eyes for the last time on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the age of 99. Oneal Helms Andrews is now with her Lord and her high school sweetheart and husband of 72 years, Paul G. “Pete” Andrews, who passed away March 4, 2010. She was the eighth child of eleven children born on February 10, 1919 in Monroe, NC to the late John L. Lewis and Elvie Mullis Helms. She was a member of Cherry Log Christian church in Cherry Log, GA.
She is survived by daughter, Harriet Berman of Newnan, GA and son, Larry G. and wife Connie Andrews, of Phoenix, AZ. She was also the proud grandmother of Greg and wife Donna Dailey, of Whitesburg, GA, Michelle Henderson and fiancee Ed Padgett of McDonough, GA and David L. Andrews of Roswell, GA. Four great grandchildren, Cody Cooper and fiancee Kate Clauss of Vinings, GA, Haley Henderson of McDonough, GA, Nicky and husband Thad Stacey of Whitesburg, GA and Christy and husband Shane Martin of Waleska, GA. She is also survived by three great-great grandchildren, Kolton and Finleigh Martin of Waleska, GA and Ava Stacey of Whitesburg, GA and life-long friends Angi Kringle and Jimmy McDowell of Powder Springs, GA. She is preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters and survived by sister Betty Jo Pollock of Siler City, NC and host of nieces and nephews that she loved.
The visitation is Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan, GA, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. The graveside service is Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Sharon Memorial Gardens, 5400 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC, 28212 with Dr. J. David Griffin officiating.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mckoon.com.
Andrews, Helms, Oneal
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from May 27 to May 28, 2018