Sallie Fallin Helms obituary
"On April 14th just shortly after the noon hour death visited the home of Matthew Helms and stold from it that sweet wife and gentle mother Sallie Fallin Helms. Mother was born and reared in Upson County Georgia March 2, 1860. Married to Matthew Helms of Harris County on Aug. 8, 1880 they have lived together near 47 years. She united with Shiloh Baptist early in life lived a devoted life in the cause of her Master. Did so much enjoy sining the sweet songs of to day. That was one source of joy to her. She leaves a husband four children and twenty two grandchildren to mourn her goin away. As I try so feeble way to pen a few words of honorary mention to this dear mama my heart beats with unspeakable saddness but full of hope, love + grace, making me feel assured that she is sweetly resting beyond the grave in the arms of her blessed Master. Mother suffering was borne with such calmness and quietness until it seems as a dream that she feel asleep as she did. I could never borne those aches and pains as she did with out making some more alarm of it. Oh! I dare say! She was a mother one of them I would wont to be so mild, so kind so thoughtfull so sweet was Mama. Wear Lord as we so sad and our hearts burning for that cheery look an sweet smile that she always gave to us on entering her romm we pray that thou guide and direct us do not grieve as she sweet sleeps safe from all harm + Trials of this life...."