Helen Kellum was born Dec. 13, 1925 in Tarrant County, Texas to Clyde and Laura (Griffith) Winford and passed away Jan. 2, 2006 in Conroe. She was a resident of New Waverly. She was preceded in death by husband Carl Kellum, her parents, and sons Pat Lloyd Childress and Walter Thomas Childress and a sister Jane Hefferman.

She is survived by son Buddy Childress and wife Kim, daughter Laura Childress, and son Dandy Kellum and wife Candace, all of New Waverly, daughter Caroline Kellum of Houston, son Buddy Kellum and wife Barbara of Houston and daughter Linda Kellum of Dallas. Grandchildren; Russell Childress and wife Michelle, Joey Childress and wife Tasha, Logan Schneider, Wesley Kellum, Walter Childress, David Childress, Priscilla Savala, Danielle, Dawnielle, and Daylee Kellum, Lindsey and Lexy Blanar, Tammy Ortiz, Shawn Kellumand Loretta Sorenson plus many great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and an endless number of friends.

Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Hill Cemetery under the direction of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. She will lie in state throughout the day Wednesday with the family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com.

Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home