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Helen Marie (Brammer) Hunt
March 11, 1931 –
August 18, 2021
Beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many, Helen Marie (Brammer) Hunt passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on August 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Daughter of Clyde and Eva Brammer, Helen was born in Arvilla, West Virginia. She grew up with three brothers, Clyde Jr., Robert and Jim; and two sisters, Betty Jean and Mary Ann, on a farm near Arvilla.
Helen graduated from St. Mary’s High School, St. Mary’s, W.Va., in 1949 and then received a BA from Glenville (W.Va.) College. Shortly after college, she married Paul Payson Hunt and they were together for over 65 years.
Paul and Helen lived in Cumberland for many years. Helen has been active in the community as a Sunday School leader and teacher at Zion United Methodist Church and as a volunteer leader for the 4-H club. An accomplished seamstress and quilter, she has made countless quilts over the years. Many of these have been given to others as a comfort during their time of need. Paul coached a recreational league basketball team, pros and cons, in Cumberland for many years and Helen sewed the team’s jerseys year after year like a labor of love. In 2002, after Paul retired from teaching at Frostburg State University, Helen and Paul purchased a small farm in rural northwest Georgia (near Trenton) and about 20 minutes south of Chattanooga, Tenn., where they tended large flower gardens, lush vegetable patch. , and countless blackberry bushes. Helen and Paul became loyal attendees of the Trenton United Methodist Church, and Helen continued to watch weekly services on Facebook after moving to Atlanta in 2020.
Helen was predeceased at the end of last year by her beloved husband, Paul, and was also predeceased by their youngest son, Gerald, who died of leukemia as a child.
Helen is survived by her sons, Dr. Daniel Payson Hunt (Rosa), of Atlanta, and Dr. Larry Steven Hunt (Stephanie), of Birmingham, Ala .; and by his five grandchildren, Danielle, Lauren, Andrew, Niki and Michael. Helen is also survived by her sisters, Betty Jean Hamilton, St. Mary’s, and Mary Ann Hamilton, Lowell, Ohio.
Helen will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, a calm, kind and friendly woman whose brilliant “Hello”! opened every phone conversation. Although limited by severe arthritis and frailty in her later years, she insisted on staying happily active by working on quilts, crochet doll dresses for her impressive collection, and teaching others the art of crochet. Most importantly, she will be remembered for her unwavering Christian faith and confidence in a better life to come.
The family would like to thank Helen for the support and welcome she received when she moved into Village Park Senior Living, Peachtree Corners earlier this year. In addition, the family appreciates the prayers, letters and support Helen received from The United Methodist Church in Trenton. And Helen enjoyed exchanging cards, letters, and calls with family and friends in Cumberland, Trenton, and across the country.
Those who wish to honor Helen, through gifts, might consider donating to the Maryland 4-H Foundation Inc., 8020 Greenwood Drive, College Park, Maryland, 20740 mymaryland4hfoundation.com); or at Trenton United Methodist Church, Trenton; or the Helen Brammer Hunt and Paul Hunt Scholarship Fund, Glenville State College Foundation, 200 High Street, Glenville, WV 26351 or (www.glenville.edu).
There will be a memorial service at Helen’s grave on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Cumberland.
Adams Family Funeral Home, PA, 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com), is making arrangements.
Published on August 24, 2021