Helen Douglas Baldwin
The Madisonian July 9, 1948

Mrs. C.H. Baldwin Passes at Home

Madison was saddened by the passing of one of its well known citizens Mrs. C.H. Baldwin at her home on Main Street on July 4, 1948, after a short but serious illness. Mrs. Baldwin had been in failing health, however, for the past few years, during which time she had been tenderly ministered to by her husband and two daughters.

During the past years of illness at her home, Mrs. Baldwin had been missed in her social circle of friends and in the business world here, where she had assisted her husband, C.H. Baldwin in his office as Clerk of Court.

Mrs. Baldwin, the former Helen McCall Douglas, daughter of the late Dr. P.W. Douglas and Georgia Stanlye Douglas, was a member of a distinguished and cultured Georgia family. She was born September 7, 1881 in this county. Her young ladyhood was spent in Madison, where she was a popular member of her set, admired for her blonde beauty and her gentle unassuming manner. She was often referred to as "beautiful Helen Douglas." On September 17, 1903, she was married to C.H. Baldwin, one of the county's well known and most popular businessmen, who at that time was Clerk of the Court, and who still serves faithfull and ably in this office.

Mrs. Baldwin was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Price W. Buntyn of Atlanta and Miss Charlie Helen Baldwin of Madison, and by three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Cohen Pou, Tupelo, Miss.; Mrs. W. M. Clement, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. W.P. Robertson, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mr. Tillman M. Douglas, West Palm Beach, Fla. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

The impressive funeral service was conducted by Rev. D.P. Johnston at the Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Baldwin was a member, on Monday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. The many and beautiful floral offering attested the love and admiration of Mrs. Baldwin, her husband and her family. Music was rendered by Mr. J.E. Caldwell, soloist, with Miss Rena Prior at the organ. Old familiar favorites were sung, "When They Ring the Golden Bells" and "Nearer My God to Thee." Pallbearers were Grady Atkinson, Henry Atkinson, George Saye, Albert Turnell, Kay Tipton and A.F. Jenkins.

W.C. Hemperley, Funeral Director, was in charge.