Col. Carl Jackson Helton, U.S. Army retired, 86, of Winter Park, died Friday, March 28, 2008.
Helton was born July 8, 1921, in Barbourville, Ky. He moved to the Winter Park area in 1969 after retiring from the U.S. Army with more than 30 years of service.
He served in Europe during World War II and was captured twice by the Germans and escaped both times. He was also involved in the Battle of the Bulge.
His military career included The National War College, George Washington University, Airborne Master Parachutist and G-3 of the 101st Airborne Division where he drew the initial plans for the invasion of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
He was head of the International negotiating team at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea at Panmunjom, Army Staff and the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
His last assignment before retirement was as deputy brigade commander in Berlin at the peak of the Cold War.
Helton is survived by his wife of 26 years, Pat (Jenne) Helton; sons, Kirk (Christine) Jenne, Mark (Marcy) Jenne, Carl (Lynn) Jenne and Paul Jenne; brother, Eugene Helton and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 3 at the Howell Branch Chapel of Collison Family Funeral Homes. Interment was to follow at Palm Cemetery in Winter Park with full military honors.
Collison Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Howell Branch Chapel, in charge of arrangements.
JANET E. JORDAN
Janet E. Jordan, 65, of Sanford died Monday, March 31, 2008, at Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Sanford.
Jordan was born in Ontario, Canada. She worked for the Walt Disney Company as a reservationist.
She is survived by her sons, David Jordan of Sanford, Dean Jordan of Waverly, Fla., Donald Jordan of Davenport, Fla., and Jackie Jordan of Virginia; a sister, Jackie Johnson of Virginia; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
No funeral service information was provided, but burial was listed as All Florida Crematory.
Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary of Sanford in charge of arrangements.
GRACE W. THEOBALD
Grace W. Theobald, 90, of Sanford died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Central Florida Regional Hospital.
She was born in Pittsburgh, and worked as a bookkeeper for a railroad company.
She is survived by her sister, Gene Davis of Orange City; nephew, Keith (Lisa) Weyers of Eustis; and sister-in-law Sophie Weyers of Longwood.
Funeral service information was not available.
Collison Family Funeral Homes and Crematory of Sanford in charge of arrangements.