Helen Elizabeth Overley, 86, of Tupelo, Miss., died Friday, July 8, 2011, at Homeplace after a brief illness.
A memorial service will be held for the family Saturday afternoon in the chapel at First United Methodist Church. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Born in Napton July 27, 1924, she was the daughter of Newt and Edith Hollywood. She was a homemaker until her children were grown and then she worked as manager of the Holiday Shop in Tupelo. She also worked at Reed's Gift Shop and Millie's Hallmark until her health forced her to retire in 2004.
Survivors include two daughters, Garra Owens of Tupelo and Tammy Tallent of Whitefish, Mont.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Thomas Overley; her parents; one daughter, Carol Simmons, and one brother, Kenneth Hollywood.