In Memory

Helen Holmes (Engle) - Class Of 1951

Helen Holmes (Engle)

Central 1951 Helen (Holms) Engle


Helen Holmes Engle, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Bill" Engle; parents, Benton and Mabel Holmes; and sister, Marjorie Ann Holmes. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kendra and Joel Bailey, Dacula, GA; step son, Steven Engle and wife, Roberta Engle, Griffin, GA; two grandsons, Ryan Bailey and Todd and Amanda Engle; great granddaughter, Abigail J. Engle; and great grandson, Corbin B. Engle. Mrs. Engle was born June 23, 1933 in Camden, IN. She was a 1951 graduate of South Bend Central High School. She worked for South Bend Lathe and also worked as a load planner for United Airlines for six years in Chicago, IL where she met her future husband. She won the Hillsborough County Senior School Volunteer Award in 1990 in FL, volunteered for Camp Fire Girls and was a Camp Fire Girl group leader, and also was a volunteer for Buford Elementary School Media Center in Buford, GA. She was a member of the Buford First United Methodist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Sondra R. Jones officiating. Interment will be in Strong Cemetery in Albany, IN. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Buford First United Methodist Church, (P O Box 329, Buford, GA 30515), 285 East Main Street, Buford, GA 30518 or the American Heart Association , 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 or in memory of Helen Holmes Engle. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 4, 2017

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