Jill Barclay


Funeral services for Jill Barclay, age 68 of Yantis will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs with Dr. Joel Lawrence and Rev. Pete Adrian officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jerry Capps, Scott Lumley, Mark Lumley, Tim Johnson, Chase Helm, David LeFlore, Spencer Capps and Dalton Capps serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Dr. I. L. Balkcom, Dr. Keith Allison, Perry Altenbaumer, Larry Wilman and Ronny Glossup.  The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Jill passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Cottages at Carriage House.  She was born on October 19, 1946 in Dallas, the daughter of D.O. and Violet (Borchardt) Johnson.  A graduate of Mesquite High School, she attended East Texas State University and married Lewis Helm, with whom she served on various charitable organizations in the community.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a long time member of the Standard Club, a past president of Junior Waverly and a member of the Dairy Festival Board for many years.  Following Lewis’ death, she married Sim Barclay.  Over the last twenty years she was active in the Northeast Texas Emmaus community and led various Bible studies, both at church and in their home.  An avid golfer, Jill also loved to travel, paint, study God’s word and spend time with her children and grandchildren.  She was a beloved wife, mother and Nanny.

She is survived by her husband, Sim; son, Jonas Helm and wife, Melanie of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Myndi Lawrence and husband, Dr. Joel of St. Paul, MN; step-children, Bryan Barclay and wife, Lisa of Sulphur Springs, Brent Barclay and wife, Dr. Sherri of Sulphur Springs and Amy Fox of Tyler; sister, Janet Lumley of Quitman; brothers, Jim Johnson of Sunnyvale and Dudley Johnson of Mineola; grandchildren, Caitlin and Lauren Helm, Bethany, Anna, Katherine and Micah Lawrence, Win Fox and Cody Barclay.

Along with her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

The family requests memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs in her name.


Author: Staff Reporter

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