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Helen O. “Miss Helen” Sherwood

Helen O. “Miss Helen” Sherwood, 86, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, in Mechanicsville, VA. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late Leslie D. and Lucille Peters Oakley. She graduated from Tusculum College in 1950. Helen taught school in Maryland and also in West Germany where her late husband was stationed while serving in the U.S. Army. Helen was a founder and originator of First Baptist Church Day Care Center, from which she later retired. In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband: Samuel R. Sherwood in 2011.
Helen has left behind to cherish her memories:
Three Sons: Robert Sherwood and his wife Carol of Calhoun, TN
Dr. Thomas Sherwood and his wife Joan of Carthage, NY
Paul Sherwood and his wife Lori of Mechanicsville, VA
Three Grandchildren: Mike, Joel and Emily Sherwood
Brother: L. D. Oakley of Louisville, KY

The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Helen O. Sherwood in a funeral service to be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 21, 2014, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Doctor Thomas Sherwood officiating. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 1:00 PM and will continue until the service time on Thursday. A graveside committal service will follow the funeral service at Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be notified.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Helen O. Sherwood through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.