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Ruebel Funeral Home

6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock

Phone: 501-666-0123

Reginald Heber Helvenston

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Published: December 16, 2012

REGINALD HEBER HELVENSTON of Little Rock passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. He was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Live Oak, Fla., the son of Reginald Heber Helvenston Sr. and Edna Baulch Helvenston.

He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and during World War II, served aboard a patrol craft as a sonarman in the South Pacific. After the war he graduated from the University of Texas where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and a letterman in swimming in 1947 and 1948. From 1950 to 1957 he was a fieldman for Aetna Insurance Company and owned and operated Helvenston & Co., a local fire and casualty agency, until his retirement in 1982.

He was a vestryman and served several times as Senior Warden of St. Alban's Anglican Church in Little Rock. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Trinity Lodge No. 694, Scottish Rite Bodies, Scimitar Shrine Temple and the Country Club of Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Buzbee Helvenston; daughter, Ellen A. Tolley and husband, Steve of Perryville, Ark.; grandchildren, Travis Tolley and wife, Kelly and Hallie Tolley Finkbeiner and husband, David; great-grandchildren, Ella Jane, Carter and Harper; brother, Phelps Helvenston and wife, Pat of Flagstaff, Ariz. and two nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. officiated by Rev. Danny Schieffler. Burial will be at Mount Holly Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home,

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