JEFFERSON - Helen J. Motes, 82, entered into rest Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Ms. Motes was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Roy J. Motes Sr. and Mae Belle Bradbury Motes. Ms. Motes was a member of the first graduating class of Jefferson High School, graduated from Perry Business College, was retired from the Georgia Department of Labor after 34 years of service in the Gainesville area, and retired from the Jackson County Board of Commissioners as Executive Assistant to the County Manager. Ms. Motes was also a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Jefferson. She was preceded in death by a brother, R.J. Motes Jr.; and son–in-law, Harry M. McDonald Jr.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Pam Motes, Nicholson; daughter, Elizabeth Motes, Jefferson; grandchildren, Rebecca Motes (Asa) Poole , Robert Motes, Jefferson, Katie McDonald (James) Bowen, Jacksonville, N.C.; and nephew, Chris (Gail) Motes, Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 14, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Mr. Charlie Howington officiating. The burial will follow in the Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson. The visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the Ronnie Green Heart Center, 743 Spring St., Gainesville, GA 30501.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.