Mirl Elizabeth Helms

April 4, 1916 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 103)


Mirl Elizabeth Helms, 103, of Russellville, went home to be with The Lord Thursday, January 30, 2020.  The daughter of William and Ora (Lunsford) Neeley, she was born April 4, 1916 in Batesville.  She was a member of West Side Church of Christ.  She was a homemaker and volunteered for the Area Agency on Aging.  She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and cooking for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Lenard Helms; a son, Dr. Don Helms; an infant son, Dwight; and a granddaughter, Cheri Helms; two sisters, Mary Opal Hohmann and Edith Hill.

Survivors include her son, Doyle Helms (Mary) of Waco, TX; daughter-in-law Margaret Helms of Russellville; grandson, Michael Helms of Stephenville, TX; grandson, Dr. Mark Helms (Kris) of Russellville; great-grandson, Luke Helms of Norman, OK; granddaughter, Megan Miller (James) of Waco, TX; granddaughter, Donna Mayes (David) of Searcy; grandson, Dr. Bill Helms (Kelli) of Conway, AR; great-granddaughter, Lindsey Helms of Marina, CA; great-grandson, Brandon Helms of San Antonio, TX; great-granddaughter, Katelyn Helms of Searcy; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Angie Anders.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Humphrey Chapel.  Burial will be private at Gracelawn Cemetery in Tuckerman by Humphrey Funeral Service.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9-10AM, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Camp Caudle, 857 SR 164 N Hector, AR 72843. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

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February 1, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Humphrey Funeral Service
2801 West Main St
Russellville, AR 72801

Funeral Service
February 1, 2020

10:00 AM


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