Helen Louise Barber Vance passed away in Brevard, NC on August 31st, 2020. Born in Nyack, NY on July 6, 1929, Helen was a beloved mother and grandmother, a fierce competitor at National Button Society competitions, and an antiques enthusiast who delighted in collecting Santa Claus memorabilia. She was a wonderfully stubborn and warmhearted woman, and will be sorely missed. Her husband, William Vere Vance, Jr., passed away in 2002 after 52 years of marriage, and her son, William Vere Vance III, sadly died in May 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Gail L. Vance and son in law Fred Reidinger of Brevard, NC, and four grandchildren: William V. Vance IV of Macon, GA; Deborah Vance of Macon, GA; Zoe Reidinger of Natick, MA; and Bailey Reidinger of Charlotte, NC.