Annie Ruth Grant Hellard

Published 10:29 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Annie Ruth Grant Hellard, 69, of Woodleaf, died at her home Sunday, June 10, 2018.

A native of Marlboro County, S.C., she was born April 9, 1949, the daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Prevette Grant. She was also  preceded in death by a great-grandson, Austin Hellard. Mrs. Hellard had been employed with BF/Lee Jeans in the textile industry. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Salisbury.

Survivors: her husband of 50 years, Raymond W. “Shorty” Hellard Jr.; 2 sons, Raymond Hellard III (Lynn) of Burnsville and Ralph Hellard (Carrie) of Woodleaf; a daughter, Angela Wagoner (Matthew) of Shallotte; 6 brothers, Robert T. Grant Jr. (Brenda) of Laurinburg, Neil Grant (Ann) of Columbus, Ga., Kelly Grant of Aberdeen, Kirby Grant (Linda) of Vass, Henry Grant (Judy) of Sanford, and Lawrence Grant (Frankie) of Spencer; 2 sisters, Betty Smith of Madison and Frankie Morrison of West End; seven grandchildren, Peggy Connor, Grant Hellard, Sheldon Hellard, Ryan Leonard, Rhett Hellard, Hannah Leonard and Wes Hellard; plus 7 great-grandchildren, Addison, Kaylee, Bo, Skylar, Zain, Emma and Beverly.

A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, June 15 at Community Baptist Church officiated by the Revs. Ralph Hellard, Henry Grant and Travis Connor. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.