McMinnville resident and Warren County native Helen Lance, 77, was born March 28, 1935 and died Nov. 30 at Raintree Manor following a brief illness.
A homemaker and member of East End Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Theron and Minnie Hillis Grissom. She was married Dec. 27, 1956 to Billy Eugene Lance Sr., who preceded her in death Nov. 24, 2009. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Trence Grissom.
She is survived by three children and their spouses, Bo and Julie Lance, and Debra and Bryan Tate, all of McMinnville, and Billy E. Lance Jr. of Sequatchie County; three grandchildren, Geoffrey Tate, Chelsea Lance and Trent Lance, all of McMinnville; two great-grandchildren, Teagan Leigh Tate and Tucker Layne Tate; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Doug and Debbie Grissom, and Gene and Diane Grissom, all of McMinnville; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Joe Lyle of McMinnville; sister-in-law Pat Grissom of McMinnville, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Annette and Sandy.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in High’s Chapel with Kevin Key officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. until time of service Monday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 2, 2012