Mrs. Helen V. McLain, age 87, entered into rest on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Thursday, February 8, 2018 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Tommy Bailey, Phillip Caulder, Jr., and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home.
Mrs. McLain was born September 24, 1930 in Darlington County, SC a daughter of the late Walter Jerome and Nora Bell Talbert. She was a devoted homemaker and faithful member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church for over 70 years. Helen was a former Sunday school teacher and was proud to have been instrumental in designing the memorial flower garden at the church. Her hobbies included sewing, cooking, and working in her flowers continuously, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Helen was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold P. McLain; son, William Harold “Billy” McLain; sisters, Edith T. Shoemake, Jenny Mae Poston, and Doris T. Garris.
Survivors include her son, Dennis Wayne McLain of Patrick, SC; 1 daughter, Virginia McLain Smith of Cheraw, SC; 4 grandchildren, Matthew William (Jennifer) McLain of Lexington, SC, Erin Suzanne McLain (Rodney) Byrd of Cheraw, SC, Kandyce Gibson Cail of Patrick, SC, and Megan Diane Pressley of Cheraw, SC; 7 great grandchildren, Joshua Lee Cail, Jr., Ashtin Patrick Cail, Charlee McLain “Lainey” Light, Logan William Byrd, Jackson Adeimy Byrd, Mattison “Mattie” Taylor McLain, and Reed McLain; sisters, Margaret T. Teal of Cheraw, SC, Faye T. (Bradley) Eddins of Chesterfield, SC, Louise T. Hill of Patrick, SC, Carolyn T. (Donald) Sellers of Chesterfield, SC; and brother-in-law, Ray Garris; also a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice,113 N. 5th St. Hartsville, SC 29550
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the McLain family.