Stella Helms, 101, of Abernathy, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at her home. Services were held Monday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2018 at the Abernathy First Baptist Church with son-in-law, Teddy Teeter and Rev. Glenda West officiating. Burial followed in the Strip Pearce Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy. She was born Aug. 19, 1916 in Hale County to William Irlo and Maggie Ella (Durham) Pierson. She graduated from the Lakeview School and married Audrey Doyle (A.D.) Helms, Nov. 3, 1947 in Plainview. They moved to Abernathy in 1955. She retired in 1975 from her employment with an insurance company. She was a Sunday school teacher and played the piano at the First Assembly of God. She is survived by a daughter; Louise Teeter and husband, Rev. Teddy of Olton; grandchildren, Michael Teeter of Abernathy, Mark Teeter and wife, Mary of Olton, Matthew Teeter and wife, Juanita of Olton and Michelle Casares and husband, Luis of Abernathy; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family suggests memorials to the West Texas Assemblies of God, 6502 126th Street, Lubbock, TX 79424.

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