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Helen Fordham Fetrow went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Helen was born in Laurens County, to Thomas F. and Ora Holland Fordham. She grew up in Wilkinson County and graduated from Wilkinson County High School. After graduation she attended business school in Albany.
Her first job was with Warner Robins Air Force Base. She later moved to Florida where she worked as secretary to A.J. Cobb Insurance Company. She retired as secretary to the vice president and general manager of Florida Gas Transmission Company.
Disney World was built while Helen and Claude were living in Florida. They enjoyed taking family and friends to Disney World when they came to visit. After retirement she and her husband moved to Milledgeville.
Helen was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She was on the Altar Guild and other committees and volunteered in the church office. She was a member of the Milledgeville Garden Club and served as its secretary for several years. She enjoyed playing bridge, working with flowers, cooking and entertaining friends and family in her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Fetrow; her parents, three sisters, Edna Rogers, Lorene Rogers,and Patsy Hightower; four brothers, Sam, Wendell, Frank and Jimmy Fordham.
She is survived by a very special friend, Bill Millians; her sister, Barbara Cook of Sparta; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Claudia and Wayne Whitmore of Huntsville, Ala., and Pam and Randy McElroy of Ocean Springs, Miss.; sisters-in law, Joyce, Carolyn , and Janette Fordham; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Milledgeville First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jay Hodges officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. until the service hour. Burial will follow in Baldwin Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Bereavement Committee at First United Methodist Church, Milledgeville.
A special thank you to her caregivers, Kitty French, Annie Largo, Dennette Williams, and Nettie Knox; and all of the caring staff at the Fellowship Home at Meriwether.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net.
Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Milledgeville has charge of arrangements.
Published on May 10, 2018
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