Mary Helen Kibler Timmons, 98, died on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Columbia Presbyterian Retirement Community in Lexington, South Carolina.

Mrs. Timmons was born in Newberry, a daughter of the late John Jacob Kibler and Annie Lee Wood Kibler. She graduated from Newberry High School and owned and operated the Friendly Beauty Salon until her retirement. She was an active lifelong member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church where she served in multiple ministries over the years. She was a much loved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and found great joy in her children and extended family. Her many pleasures included singing in a community choir and gardening.

Mrs. Timmons was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Dewitt Timmons, her sister Sadie Elizabeth Slice, and her sister Margaret Kibler Hughes. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janice T. Grana and Dr. Gregory M. Grana of Blowing Rock, North Carolina; her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann Cromer and Donald E. Cromer of Lexington, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Michael Andrew Grana, Dr. Lisa M. Grana (Roman C. Pibl), Mark Cromer, and Heather Miller (Bart Miller). She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Katarina and Alexa Pibl, Ashton, Peyton, Mary Reagan and Bryton Miller.

Funeral and Burial Services will be held on Wednesday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Reverend Dr. Mitchell Van Metre, pastor of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be given to the South Carolina Presbyterian Retirement Communities Foundation ( 700 DaVega Drive, Lexington, SC 29073) or Aveleigh Presbyterian Church (1211Calhoun Street, Newberry, South Carolina 29108).

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#9 Moriat Nichols Domin 2015-07-24 11:40
I would love to talk with you both.
I live in Silverstreet, Gerald Dominick in phone book.
#8 Moriat Nichols Domin 2015-07-24 11:38
Janice & Ann you have my deepest sympathy! You have been since I saw this in the Nby Observer. I can relate, my mom died in 1999.
Your Mom was my hair dresser from when I was probably 4 yrs. 'till. She told me of a good Beauty school that I went to & completed.
I remember her as a very good Christian lady! & she did so much for the church.
Love in Jesus, Moriat Nichols Dominick
#7 John Lee 2015-07-14 12:13
So glad to have known this outstanding lady. Deepest sympathy to family members.
#6 Margaret Epting 2015-07-14 08:17
Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.
#5 R Brown 2015-07-14 07:54
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the promises at Revelation 21:4 that reads; 'And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things has passed away."
#4 judy jennings 2015-07-13 22:37
I enjoyed working for mary helen, she was a sweet person. She will be missed.
#3 Joan & ED Kyzer 2015-07-13 18:34
Janice, You will probably remember me as Patsy Maxey's (deceased) little sister. You were fortunate to be able to keep your mom for such a long time. It is always so hard to give them up. She was a special lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. We especially remember your dad (we bought all of our furniture from him when we married). He was a delightful person and we enjoyed him so much! My grandmother would just call and he would deliver..once to my house in his truck with nothing on the truck but a rocking chair for my 3 year old! Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Joan (Maxey)& Ed Kyzer
#2 R Brown 2015-07-13 08:49
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the promises at Revelation 21:4 that reads: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things has passed away."
#1 Sandra and Ed Hayes 2015-07-13 00:42
Ed and I send our love and condolences. We have such fond memories of Aunt May. She left a wonderful legacy in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchil dren.

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