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Alston Herman Helmick

         Alston Herman Helmick, age 94 of Moorefield, WV, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 6, 2019 at his residence. Born on April 20, 1925 in Hardy Co., WV, Alston was a son of the late Clarence Helmick and Virgie Whetzel Helmick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Ivan, Jr.; two half-sisters; two brothers; and two grandchildren, Michael Todd and Brian Keith Fitzwater.

         Mr. Helmick is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Geneva See Helmick; one daughter, Sylvia P. Crites (husband Don) of Moorefield, WV; one brother, David Helmick of Moorefield, WV; one granddaughter, Stacy Marion; three great-grandchildren, Michael Marion, Megan Hustead and Brian Fitzwater, Jr.; and three great-great-grandchildren.

         Alston was a farmer for many years on South Fork, helped build many barns around the area, and also loved doing garden and lawn work. Mr. Helmick retired from Hester Industries in 1995 after 24 years and was a member of the Moorefield Church of the Brethren.

         The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, WV. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Harold Cullers officiating. Burial will follow at the Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield, WV.

         In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Fire Department, Co. 46 or Grant Memorial Hospice.

         Arrangements are under the direction of the Elmore Funeral Home.