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Tennie Helms
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Tennie C. Helms, 96, of Oakdale died Friday, April 22 at Oak Valley Hospital.

A native of Tennessee, she lived in Oakdale for 20 years and was an area resident for 50 years. She was a silk finisher in the garment industry for 20 years. She loved to make floral arrangements.

She is survived by her children, Aileen Segarini of Arizona, Gerri Criner of Bullhead City, Arizona and Shirlene Davis of Escalon; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry J. Helms; daughter, Nelleen Engle; and four brothers.

Graveside service was held on Tuesday, April 26 at Lakewood Cemetery, Hughson. Visitation was held.

Franklin and Downs-McHenry Chapel in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

April 27, 2005