LAVACA — Peggy Joyce Helton, 63, of Lavaca died Feb. 15, 2017. She was born Jan. 11, 1954, in Bexar. She was retired from the postal service and was an Army veteran.

Graveside service with military honors will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Lavaca.

She is survived by her husband, John Helton; a son, Samuel Helton of Lavaca; a sister, Andrea of Memphis; three brothers, Howard LaFever of Springfield, Mo., Lynn Kruze of Peculiar, Mo., and Darrell LaFever of Kansas City; and a grandchild.

Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.