Helen Wild Faulkner

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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.

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  1. Beth-

    I was so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I will always remember the grace, dignity, and love she had for your childhood playmates. Take care and know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Beth and family,

    I am truly sorry to hear this about your mom. I remember you speaking of her several times. It’s a blessing you’ve lived so close to your parents..many don’t. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences.

  3. Dear Donald and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was such a wonderful soul. Jerry was so blessed to be treated as a part of your family. May God comfort you and keep you.
    Love, Jerry , Cheri & Jenna Holland

  4. Dear Uncle Wayne, Beth, Donald and Gerald

    What a blessing Aunt Helen was to Ben and Myself. She will be missed so much but, knowing this is not the End it is just the Beginning helps us get thru these trying times. We Love and Appreciate each of you and know I/we are here for you during the coming days.

    Much Love,
    Shirley Catherine, Ben, DeWayne and Mikayla Dawn and Kaitlyn Grace

  5. Dear Family,
    So sad to read of Helen’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Gloria R. Owenby

  6. Beth & Family-So sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom when we were small in Franklin she was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sylvia Teem Franklin, NC

  7. Dear Mr. Faulkner,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mrs. Faulkner was a wonderful woman and will be missed by us.
    I read this somewhere once and I believe Mrs. Faulkner would have appreciated this:

    Death leaves heartache
    No one can heal;
    Love leaves a memory
    No one can steal.

    We will miss her.
    May God give you comfort, hope and strength,
    with love,
    Dois, Angie and Alyssa Melton

  8. Wayne, We were shocked to see about Helen on the Internet looking at the Asheville paper, we just found out a few minutes ago or we would of sent flowers, living in Michigan it would of been hard to do at this late, we truly have you in our prayers and your entire family. Love, Mattie Riley, daughter Wendy Shelton and the rest of our family here in Michigan.

  9. Dear Wayne, Lloyd and I extend deepest sympathy to you and your family. Helen advanced Girl Scouting here in Franklin as Leader of troop 289 and Neighborhood Chairman, helping new leaders impliment the program with national and international focus. She was one of the first local directors to participate on the council level.
    I never drive past your old house, and see the forsythia hedge and the thrift bank that I do not think of Helen.
    To loose both Dorothy Cabe and and Helen in the same couple of weeks has been sad. I hope that they can now start a new Girl Scout Troop ‘up there.’ Mike Swift

  10. Beth, my sincere condolences to you and your family during this time. May all the wonderful memories through the years help keep your Mother’s special place in your hearts and help you through the next few days and weeks of healing time.
    Love, Jean Graham

  11. Dear Beth, Rick and family,
    We are so sorry about the loss of your mother. We wish that we could have been at the service today, but our prayers and thoughts will be with you during this time of loss.

    Your friends,
    Larry and Joan Ledford

  12. Wayne,

    I was sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. You & your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Even though you have been gone from Franklin for some time, I think of you both when I pass the house where you all lived. May God bless you and your Family.

    Clara Bishop

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