Doris (Dot) B. Helms

Doris (Dot) B. Helms, 85, of the Bethany Community passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at Bethany Baptist Church with Dr. Tony Dye and Rev. Greg Cotter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Mrs. Helms was born in England where she met and married the love of her life. They married in July 1956 and she spent the next 26 years as a military wife.

Mrs. Helms was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Billy E. Helms; her parents, Charlie and Hilda Pask; and six brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are her three daughters, Brenda Wilks, Enterprise, AL, Beverly DeVane (Vance), Opelika, AL, Janet Purvis, New Brockton, AL; one son, David Helms, Dothan, AL; sister, Lena Pratt, England; brother, Norman Pask, Australia; eight grandchildren, Jeri Farris, Emily DeVane, Kyle Purvis (Leigh Ann), Kayla Purvis, David Wilks (Kerianna), Lauren Helms (Jesse), Madison Helms and Taylor Helms; four great-grandchildren, Clayton Purvis, Noah Farris, Sawyer Nelson and Kynleigh Parrish.

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Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory, 1301 Neal Metcalf Rd., Hwy. 167 N., Enterprise, AL 36330, (334) 393-2273