Helen Wild Faulkner
July 28, 1922 ~ September 28, 2008
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Helen Marie Wild Faulkner, 86, of 25 Reynolda Drive, Asheville, and more recently of Western North Carolina Baptist Home Rickman Nursing Center, passed away on September 28, 2008, at the J.F. Keever Solace Center. Mrs. Faulkner was committed to a lifetime of volunteer service, including to the Girl and Boy Scouts of America. In honor of her service, she received the highest volunteer award in girl scouting, the "Thanks Badge." She was an avid gardener, raising both flowers and vegetables. Mrs. Faulkner was an active member of the Nequassa Chapter #43 Order of the Eastern Star, and held many offices including Worthy Matron. She also served as District Deputy Grand Matron, Grand Warder of the Grand Chapter of North Carolina, and Grand Representative of North Carolina to the District of Columbia. Mrs. Faulkner was a member of the First Baptist Church of Asheville at the time of her passing. She was previously a member of the First Baptist Church of Franklin and was active in various ministries including children's programs and served on the Board of Deacons. Mrs. Faulkner was the daughter of the late Claude Jacob and Katie Catherine Wild. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George Wayne Faulkner; sons, Gerald Wayne Faulkner and Donald George Faulkner; daughter, Beth Faulkner Farmer and husband Rick; sister, Maye Wild Baker; two granddaughters, Lauren Ashley Farmer and Jessica Renee Farmer, and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Revs. Edgar Ferrell and Allan Raines officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hills Cemetery. Order of Eastern Star rites will be performed at the graveside. Serving as pallbearers will be Dean Rigsby, Bruce Rigsby, Mike Rector, Lawton Goforth, Lowell Buckner and Ben Roberts. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ted Buckner and Jack Smith. Mrs.Faulkner's family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the G. Wayne and Helen Wild Faulkner Scholarship Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, 69 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC 28734.