Helen Clevinger, 74

Helen Clevinger, 74 of Elkhorn City, KY passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at UK Medical Center. Helen was a homemaker and a member of the East End Freewill Baptist Church. She was born September 21, 1946 at Haysi, VA to the late Lonzo Pinson Murphy and Vida Mae Childress Murphy. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by the couple who raised her, Victoria & Boyd Murphy; brothers, Harold, Bob, John & Frank Murphy and Virgil Childress; sisters Ruth Wallace & Nell Peppers; father and mother in law, Dennis & Dorsie Clevinger; and sister in law, Sadie Salisbury. Helen is survived by her husband, Freddie Clevinger of Elkhorn City, KY; sister, Alice Fay Doty of Cumming, GA; brother in law, Curtis (Beverly) Clevinger of MI; sister in law, Juanita Murphy of Haysi, VA; special nieces, Melinda Meyer & Lacreta Doty; special friends, Teresa Ratliff & Loretta Boyd; and nieces, nephews, cousins & church friends. Visitation will be from 5-10PM Thursday, February 18 & Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with services nightly at 7PM. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2PM from the chapel with Roger Parsons & Terry Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin, KY.


  1. Kelissia Cantrell Hamilton says

    I am so very sorry to hear of Helen! She was such a kind & sweet soul!! Love & prayers for cousin Freddie & the rest of the family!

  2. mary hurt says

    So sorry to hear of Helens passing. we were school mates for years at HHS.
    Lots of fun together in our home economics class. Had not seen her in years.
    Blessings to Freddy and family.

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