OLD FORT Tommy Dennis Helms, 63, of Old Fort, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born Nov. 16, 1954 in Union County, he was a son of the late J.D. Helms and Eloise Helms. Surviving are his siblings, Barbara Forester and her spouse, Dewey, Eddie Helms and his spouse, Carson, and Dale Helms, all of Monroe. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, at Altan Presbyterian Church, 108 Sandy Ridge Rd. West, Monroe, NC 28112, with Pastor Bob Childs officiating. The family would like to thank all his friends that helped him through the years. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Rd. Unit 200, Charlotte, NC 28210. Condolences may be made to the family at www.ashevilleareaalternaive.com.