Mary Helen Ward Speights
July 28, 1934 - June 26, 2023

Mary Helen Speights; affectionately known as “Putt Putt” by her many grandchildren and all of their friends, 88, of Dalton passed peacefully on June 26, 2023. Mary Helen was born to the late Augustus & Inez Ward, she has lived in Dalton her whole life and graduated Dalton High class of 1951. Putt enjoyed the simple things in life, like canning green beans, rolling biscuit dough, flower gardening, camping with family, and sitting by the creek watching her grandkids play in the water. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her brother Don Ward; and in laws Tom & Jewel Speights, Miriam Ward, Mary (Billy) Toney, Gerry (Dan) Thompson, Tommy (Annie Lee) Speights, Dot (Richard) Bowers, and Carolyn Sandlin.

Mary Helen is survived by her husband of 70 years Bill Speights; their children Steve (Karen) Speights, Lisa (Kim) Phelps, Jamie (Frank) Sport; grandchildren Mandy (Brian) Carson, Jordan (Mae) Phelps, Brandon Speights, Molly (Dez) Howell, Sam Speights, Hunter (Heather) Nelson, Brock (Averie) Nelson; brother Frank Ward; and sister in law Jo-Ann Ward. Also surviving are numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday June 29, 2023 at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in Dalton, with a celebration of life to be held immediately after with Pastor Chris Mullis officiating.

In lieu of flowers Mary Helen’s request is that donations be made to the church, or a charity of your choice in her memory.

Funeral Home in Charge

Wilson Funeral Home – Ft. Oglethorpe Chapel
555 West Cloud Springs Road
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5555