Molly Wanelle Helton 88 of Sevierville, passed away on August 13, 2021 at Leconte Medical Center in Sevierville, TN. She was an Eastern Star, a seamstress, LPN and homemaker. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was the staple of our family and spent her life caring for others. She looked forward to “girl’s day” and those memories will be in our hearts forever. She was a child of the king and she has gained her wings. Preceded in death by: husband of 47 years, Russell “Beardog” Helton, son, Robert Helton, daughter, Dianna Helton; great-grandson, Elijah Hodsden; brothers, Myron, Norman, and Ronnie Hammontree; parents, Robert & Willownelle Hammontree; nephews, Ricky & Brett Murrell; great-nephew, Joey Cavender. Left to mourn her passing: daughter & son-in-law, Teresa & James Gentry; granddaughter & best gal, Cheyenne Blankenship; great-grandson & wife, Dylan & Ruby Hord. All who were her caretakers for many years and truly the lights of her life. She is also survived by: grandsons, Shane & Jason Helton, Brandon & Norah Hord, and Lance Hord; first granddaughter, Miranda & Chester Hodsden; 11 great-grandchildren; former sons-in-law, Gary Hord & Tommy Joe Blankenship. Family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM, Monday, August 23, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM with Rev. Chester Hodsden and Rev. Brandon Hord officiating. Family and friends will assemble for entombment at 3:00 PM, Monday, August 23, 2021 at Sherwood Mausoleum Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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