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Georgia Lee Perry Helfert, 86

Georgia Lee Perry Helfert, age 86 of Sherwood, Arkansas went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, April 22, 2017.  She was born in Garner, Arkansas on January 3, 1931 to the late Otto W. Perry and Nellie G. Turnbow.

She was a Baptist and her membership was at the Calvary Baptist Church, in North Little Rock, (Rose City) Arkansas since 1953.  She graduated from Beebe, AR high school in 1948. Her first job was at Poinsetta Café in downtown Little Rock as a waitress.  She also worked at Gus Blass department store in Little Rock. Georgia’s first husband, Bill Walden, was a career Navy officer, and they traveled from one coast to the other during the next few years.  In 1957, Georgia moved to Dallas, Texas. She worked at several jobs, a taxi dispatcher, the leading sales representative for Russell Stover Candy Co. and began her career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1960. Georgia retired from Bell Telephone after 27 years to pursue other interest. She and Bobbie Males opened Bee Gees Antiques and Collectables in East Dallas. In 1990, Georgia and her husband, Robert, moved to Higden, Arkansas and she opened the Curiosity Shop in Greer’s Ferry. She served as a recording clerk for the town of Higden for several years.

Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Helfert, three sisters and two brothers, and a beloved dog, Rufus.

Georgia is survived by her son, Steve Walden of Sherwood and her daughter, Rebecca Forte of North Little Rock, four grandchildren, Brian Walden (Stacy), Angela Miller (Donnie), Beau Forte and Josh Forte; seven great grandchildren, and her brother Jurdon Bud Perry (Joann); two sisters Reba Crenshaw and Mary Sue McDaniel (Robert); a sister-in-law Alice Barentine, and many nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers if you would like to honor her memory please make a donation in Georgia’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205. 501-224-0021

A Memorial service in Georgia’s honor will be held on Sunday April 30, 2017 at 2 PM in the Chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Patricia Deaton Perry Posted April 25, 2017 7:33 PM

    So very, very, very Sorry for this ” great loss”!!! She will be truly missed. Beautiful Woman! Beautiful Lady. Will really, really, really miss her.

  • Kelly minton Posted April 25, 2017 8:54 PM

    She eas a beautiful lady i eas a caregiver for her and loved her very much. She will truly be missed. Love you

  • Larry & Cindy Coplin Posted April 26, 2017 12:11 PM

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Denise Posted April 26, 2017 1:39 PM

    Always a smile! To hear her laugh would make you laugh. She had the cutest giggle! Going to miss ,yet, another super Aunt!!!

  • Blue Eyes Posted April 26, 2017 2:15 PM

    So sorry for your loss.. thinking of you durin this time..

  • Gloria Clark Posted April 26, 2017 3:48 PM

    It’s not easy to see her leave this world but God has made I’m sure a special place for my Aunt! She had a lot of spunk about her, witty and ambitious. Just a good woman and she will be missed by many.

  • Debbie Skinner Hodan Posted April 26, 2017 9:10 PM

    I remember her well Becky. Beautiful lady. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Sue Turnbow Wortham Posted April 27, 2017 1:16 PM

    I was so sorry to hear about Georgia’s passing. Please know my prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

  • Phyllis Smith Posted April 27, 2017 3:04 PM

    I have loved you all 53 years I’ve known you ” Mom ” Farewell for now I’ll be so happy to see you again when I arrive at the “Party On The Other Side” Kiss Kiss Mom…till we meet again

  • Barbara Kaderabek Posted May 2, 2017 7:01 PM

    Georgia and Robert always brought a smile to my face. I so appreciated their kindness when I moved to Dallas from Little Rock years ago. I know Georgia is smiling down at her whole family as they reminisce their good times with her.

  • Danny Jarvill Posted May 5, 2017 9:23 PM

    My prayers go out to Becky.. During this difficult time.

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