Obituary: Helen J. “Honey-Poo” York

Helen J. “Honey-Poo” York, 97, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 25, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred and Pearl (Freeman) Smith.  She married Marvin Byrns York September 24, 1942, and he preceded her in death June 6, 2013.

Helen retired from the Lawrence County Veteran Affairs office.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1941 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Janet York of Mitchell; granddaughters, Carabeth (Ed) Grubb of Mitchell, Ashlea Jackson of Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Taylor (Justin) Baker and Caeden Jackson; great-great-granddaughter, Coda Jackson

Her parents; son, M. Keith York; great-great granddaughter, Madison Baker; and sister, Violet McMahan,  preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts can be made in Helen’s memory to the White River Humane Society

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