Helene Gilbert Speed, age 87 of Oxford, died at Granville Medical Center on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Franklin and Addie Stepp Gilbert and the wife of the late John William Speed. Helene was a member of Oxford United Methodist Church and was a volunteer at the county museum.
Graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Elmwood Cemetery by Rev. David Haley. The family will receive friends from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM prior to the service at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home.
Surviving is a son John W. Speed, II of Henderson; a sister, Margaret H. Gilbert of Charlotte and a granddaughter, Ashley Speed of Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan is assisting the Speed family. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.