James Sherwood Helms 59, a native of GenevA and resident of Fairhope, died Sunday, July 22, 2007 at his home in Fairhope.

He worked in the corrugated box industry for over 20 years. He had many business associates he considered friends and some as close as family.

Survivors include his wife Rosalyn Helms; two daughters Natalie Helms Lea and Mamie Helms; three grandchildren, Ken Brooks, Karalyne Lea and Hannah Lea; two brothers, Will F. Helms and Leonard Helms; and sister, Annett Helms.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 24 at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Fairhope. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25 from the funeral home chapel. Interment followed at Richerson Family Cemetery in Stockton.

Pallbearers were Milton A. Ondracka, Jeffery A. Ondracka, George Pearson Garner Jr., Daniel McMillan Garner, Philip David Williams, Tom Wagner Davidson, Percy Trey Spiller and Samuel Kitchen Smith III. Honorary pallbearers were Barry Mixon, Dwayne Davidson, Ken Hallford and Mike Dumas.

Arrangements were made by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Fairhope.