Helen Epton was born September 15, 1931 at Nashville, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late George and Effie Clardy Gallaher. She died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at a Fort Smith nursing home following a lengthy illness. She was retired from Tyson Foods of Nashville and was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ for many years. Mrs. Epton was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James Epton. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Thomas Gallaher, and sisters Bobbie Jo Gallaher, Udell Duckett, Effie Mae Duffield, Maxine McGraw and a half-sister, Earnestine Neece. Survivors include; a daughter, Rebecca Holloway of Fort Smith, a sister, Cleta Morgan of Shannon Hills and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 2 pm. at Nashville Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday night from 6 to 8 pm.