Carolyn Helvey Trainer, 63, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV.
Born January 26, 1953, in Hollywood, WV, she was a daughter of Alice Lorrain Dowdy Helvey and Virgil Thurmond Helvey.
She was a very active member of May Chapel United Methodist Church at Neola, WV, and was considered a Bible scholar. She worked 20 years at the former Andrew S. Rowan Home in Sweet Springs, WV, and worked for six years at Anthony Correctional Center before taking retirement.
Preceding her in death, other than her father, were one brother, Ronald Helvey; two sisters-in-law, Clarissa Trainer and Patricia Helvey; and several uncles and aunts.
Survivors, other than her mother, include her husband, Ray F. Trainer Jr., at home; sisters, Norma Helvey of Hollywood; Rosemary Halcomb (Randy) of Chesapeake, VA, and Kathy Helvey of Hollywood; one brother, Tom Helvey of Hollywood; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 2 PM at the Whatcoat United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, WV, with the Revs. Ed Craft and Marva Smearman officiating. Burial will follow at the May Chapel Cemetery in Neola.
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Friday, July 8, at the church.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Peyton Hospice House and May Chapel United Methodist Church.
Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the July 8, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.