THOMSON, Ga. - Miss Cheryl Lynn Helmly, 17, daughter of William and Kim Helmly, entered into rest Tuesday, February 27, 2007.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2007 at First Baptist Church of Thomson with the Rev. Roger Vest and Dr. Jim Ramsey officiating. Interment was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens in Thomson.
Cheryl was born in Richmond County and was a junior at Thomson High School. At Thomson High she was a member of the Beta Club, Spanish Club, and was voted Miss Congeniality of Thomson High School. She also participated in the Health Occupation Students of America and was projected to be an Honor graduate, having ranked 13th in her class of 294 students. Cheryl was active in the Relay for Life and was a member of Raysville Baptist Church.
Survivors include her parents William H. Helmly, Jr. and Kim Bailey Helmly, Thomson; one brother, Will Helmly, Thomson; Maternal grandparents Mary Kate Holzendorf, Thomson and the Late Quinton K. Bailey. Paternal grandparents William Helmly, Sr., Thomson, and the late Terrie J. Helmly.
If so desired, memorials may be made to the Relay for Life.
Pallbearers were Richard Morgan, Spencer Wyatt, Daniel Richardson, Adam Murphy, Alan Bussell, and Dustin Allen.
Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.