Helen Laughlin Paxton age 100 of Greeneville passed away Saturday March 19, 2022 at Life Care Center. She was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Greeneville. Her parents were Walter and Caveta Dinsmore Laughlin of the Glendale community. She is the oldest and only surviving sibling of four, Hal Laughlin, Mary Katherine Laughlin King, and Lillian Laughlin Cutshaw. She is the widow of Frank “Shorty” Paxton.\n\nShe was a longtime associate of Belk’s in Greeneville, working into her 80s. She was also formerly a partner in Paxton’s Jewelers.\n\nPaxton was an active 68-year member of Mosheim Chapter No. 292, The Order of The Eastern Star, as long as her health permitted. She has served in numerous stations through the years in the Mosheim Chapter, including Worthy Matron in 1963 with her husband, Frank, as Worthy Patron. She has also held numerous positions in the Tennessee Grand Court, The Order of the Eastern Star, including Grand Instructor, Grand Ruth, Associate Grand Conductress, Grand Conductress, Associate Grand Matron, Fraternal Correspondent, and as a Youth Scholarship advisor twice. In 1984, she was elected to be Worthy Grand Matron of Tennessee Grand Chapter, The Order Of The Eastern Star.\n\nShe was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and attended as long as her health permitted.\n\nHer daughters are Pat Paxton Easterly and Bobby Fox, Cheryl Paxton Bounds, and Judy Paxton. Grandchildren are Mark Easterly, Andy Easterly, Brian Payne, Julia and Dale Harrell, Travis Payne, Jason Gulledge and Matt Gulledge. She also has eight great-grandchildren, Adam Easterly, Erika Easterly, Caroline Easterly, Bryce Ball, Alex Frye, Ethan Frye, Ava Payne and Paxton Payne, sister-in-law Jean Paxton.\n\nShe was also in addition to her siblings and husband preceded in death by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Naomi and Frank Debusk, Alonzo and Josie Paxton, Edith and Minnis Brown, Bertie and Percy Harmon, John A. and Hattie Paxton, Jimmy and Lillian Paxton, Jenny and Luther Morelock, David and Midge Paxton, Joe Paxton.\n\nThe family will receive friends from 11-2pm Thursday at Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service Downtown with the funeral to follow at 2pm in the Chapel with a Eastern Star Memorial Service. Rev. Sarah Varnell will be officiating and interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.\n\nIn Lieu of Flowers memorials maybe made to a charity of the donors choice.