Helen Stine, 86

BANNER ELK, N.C. – Helen Stine, 86, of Banner Elk, N.C., formally of Newell, died peacefully, at home, on June 26, 2014. She was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Wellsville. Helen was the daughter of the late E.W. Blake and Mabel (Grimm) Blake.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her brother, Dallas (Alma) Blake; and her sisters, Judith (Robert) Myers and Ruth (Ross) McGeorge.

Survivors include two daughters: Amy (Nick) Fleece of Fort Worth, Texas, and Debra Gamble of Banner Elk, N.C.; three sons: Michael (Connie) Stine of Punta Gorda, Fla., C. Edward (Marlene) Stine of Harrisville, W.Va., and Todd (Catherine Lundie) Stine of East Aurora N.Y.; two sisters: Betty (Norman) Cox of Morgantown, W.Va., and Barbara (Chuck) McClay of Harrisonburg, Va.; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Following her wishes, no service or calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements were handled by the Nixon Funeral Home, Newell.