Mrs. Rita Kennedy Helton, age 62, of Bethlehem, Georgia died December 8, 2012. Born in Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Annie Manders Kennedy. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and had served as an office assistant at Barrow Dental Associates. Surviving are Husband, Terry L. Helton, Son, Chad Helton, Daughter and Son-in-law, Stacey and Steve Brown Grandchildren, Tyler, Kayla and Connor Brown all of Bethlehem, Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Frankie and Betty Kennedy, Billy and Hilda Kennedy, Gary and Jane Kennedy all of Hoschton. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2:00 P. M. from the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with Rev. Sammy Everett and Mr. Gary Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Charles Chapman officiating. The Family will receive friends Monday from 3-5 P. M. and from 6-9 P. M. at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1412 Mt. Moriah Road, N. E., Auburn, Georgia 30011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements.