Portrait of Helen Baskin

 Helen Baskin Pierce (1920-2004)

Helen Baskin, 1941, at Georgia Teachers College.

Helen Baskin, 1941, at Georgia Teachers College.

Helen Baskin was born February 2, 1920 at Ray City, GA. She was a daughter of  Minnie Lee Hancock Baskin and Armstrong B. “Bee” Baskin.   In 1941, Helen Baskin was a sophomore at Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern University). In 1943 she married  Wilmont C. Pierce.  After WWII, the couple made their home at Ray City, where Wilmont  engaged in farming with Helen’s father.   In 1968, the Pierces moved from Ray City to Valdosta, GA.

Helen Baskin Pierce died in 2004.  She was buried at Unity United Methodist Church Cemetery near Lakeland, Ga.

Graves of Helen Baskin and Wilmont Pierce, Unity Cemetery, Lanier County, GA. Image source: Dana Futch

Graves of Helen Baskin and Wilmont Pierce, Unity Cemetery, Lanier County, GA. Image source: Dana Futch

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