Jacksonville Daily Progress
JACKSONVILLE — Graveside services for Mrs. Margaret Lou Helms, age 78, of Jacksonville, will be held Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Providence Cemetery with Rev. Rusty Matheney officiating. Services are under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Mrs. Helms was born October 28, 1931, in Craft, Cherokee County, Texas to Guy and Ela Dyess Jackson. She had attended Dialville School and Rocky Springs Baptist Church. She was a housewife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jackie Ray Helms and Grandson, Christopher Paul Bates. She is survived by her husband, Ernest J. Helms of Jacksonville, two sons, Charles Bates of Jacksonville, and Joe Bates of Gilmer, Daughter-in-law, Leona Suggs of Jacksonville, Grand Daughter, Crystal Salazar of Jacksonville and six great grandchildren. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Klein Animal Shelter in Jacksonville. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. to 8 P.M. Friday evening at Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Jacksonville.