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Helen O’Briant Lynn
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 17, 1936
  • Date of passing: Apr 15, 2013
Let the memory of Helen be with us forever

Helen O’Briant Lynn, 76 of 206 Helen Street, passed away on April 15th, 2013 at the Duke Hospice Inpatient facility at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, NC.

Helen was the youngest child of the late L. J. (Jack) O’Briant and Malissa Wilson O’Briant.  She was born on August 17, 1936 in Wake County at Sandy Plains and lived most of her life in Creedmoor.

Surviving is her husband of 29 years, Roy Lynn of the home; two sons: Billy Turner, Jr.  (Terri) of Rougemont, Michael O. Turner (Gail) of Creedmoor, and three step children: Dianne Lynn, Pam Cross, and Mike Lynn. 

Helen is also survived by two sisters, Lena Belle Freeman (Johnnie), Elaine O’Briant Cash (Ronald) of Creedmoor, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her son Teddy Turner, a granddaughter, Holly Turner and a great-granddaughter, KayLeigh Bowen.

Helen loved to bake, cook, sew, crochet and can vegetables out of her garden during her life-time.  Most of all she enjoyed times spent with her family.  She was a former member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a former employee of Bob’s Bar-B-Q, where she met many people and served them all with good food and a smile. 

Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, April 18 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor, by the Rev. Wes McMurray.  The family will receive visitors from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM with the service immediately following.  Burial will be in the O’Briant family plot in the old Creedmoor Cemetery on Hwy 56 in Creedmoor, NC.  Pallbearers will be Chris Turner, Bryan Turner, Rusty Corley, Johnnie Wayne Freeman, Ronald Cash, Jr., and Trey Flamion.  

The family is thankful for the thoughtful care and compassion provided by doctors and staff at Duke University Hospital, Hillcrest Convalescent Center and the Hock Family Pavilion.  Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Helen Lynn at the Granville County Animal Shelter or the charity of your choice.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Alan Riley on 18th April 2013

"Billy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you all at this time. Know that your mother has no pain anymore and that she is in a better place. Let me know if I can do anything for any of you."

This tribute was added by Neva Dew on 17th April 2013

"Billy and Mike
My deepest sympathy to you and all of your families. Losing your mother is always hard.  But you will have the good memories to last you forever. My prayers are with you.
Neva Daniel Dew"

This tribute was added by Barbara Bailey-Evans on 17th April 2013

"Helen was a beautiful lady with a quick smile and a heart full of love and kindness for her family, friends and everyone she met.  I know my brother-in-law Mike Turner and all of her family will miss her.  We can all rejoice knowing that someday in the future we will all be reunited again with our loved ones."

This tribute was added by deborah keith on 17th April 2013

"So sorry for the loss of Helen, she was a great lady and always had a smile for everyone. May you live in peace with the memories and years you had with her. My thoughts & prayers are with all of the family.

Deborah Keith & Family"

This tribute was added by darnelle averre on 17th April 2013

"Billy and Mike
I am truly sorry to hear about your mother passing.  My prayer to you is that God will give you peace and understanding today and the days ahead.
Darnelle Gooch Averre"

This tribute was added by Kay Turner on 17th April 2013

"So sorry to hear of the passing of Helen.  She was such a sweet lady. May the family find peace in knowing she is without pain in the arms of her Heavenly Father."

This tribute was added by Sandra Lynch on 16th April 2013

"As a young girl, I spent many summers in the country with my grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.  Some of the sweetest memories I have were those with Helen, my uncle and their boys, Billy, Jr., Mike and Ted.  She was a remarkable lady. Her kind heart, soft spoken manner and tender ways never faded. I was truly blessed to have known her."

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Lynn Cox


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