Helen Atchley

April 14, 1934 - March 17, 2007

Helen Atchley, age 72, of McKinney, Texas, passed away March 17, 2007 at her home. She was born on April 14, 1934, in Moody, Texas, to Archie and Orpha Lee (Hill) Guyer. She married James Morgan Atchley in Moody, Texas, on August 13, 1954. She was a member of High Pointe Church of Christ in McKinney, member of the Stonebridge Country Club, and past president of the Ladies Golf Association. She was an avid golfer who loved playing bridge and traveling. Mrs. Atchley was a vice president for Murry Mortgage Company for several years. She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Jim; sons Rick and his wife Jamie of Keller, TX, and Mark and his wife Debbie of Grapevine, TX; six grandchildren; and brother Archie Lee Guyer and his wife Betty of Salado, TX. Preceding her in death were her parents. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at High Pointe Church of Christ in McKinney, with her son, Rick Atchley, minister of Richland Hills Church of Christ, officiating. A private graveside service will follow. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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My sister Selma was in Helen's class in Moody & I was in Archie's class. I being younger, always thought Helen was as pretty as a Movie Star. She was very sweet and always soft spoken. I know she will be missed greatly. Glenda (Alton) Bartels McGregor, Tx, March 21, 2007 Rick, I'm sorry I can't make it to the service, but please know that I'm thinking of you and your family. Many good memories of the Kimball Square days. Robin Robinson Robin Robinson, March 20, 2007 Jim, Rick & Mark - Memories of your wife and mom assure me that God has welcomed a wonderful woman home. I pray that God's blessings and comfort will surround you in your loss. Brian Craft Brian Craft, March 20, 2007 I WENT TO SCHOOL IN MOODY WITH ARCHIE. (1959) HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND. HE AND BETTY SPOKE DEARLY OF HELEN. I KNOW HE MUST BE VERY SAD AT THIS TIME. THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE. MY BEST TO ALL OF THE FAMILY. BERNICE FLETCHER, March 19, 2007 Jim, I was very sad to read of Helens death in the paper. May God bless you and the family during this time of grief Carl Smith, March 19, 2007 Dear Jim, Rick, Mark and families ~ I remember Helen from our Kimball Square days as always being so gentle, kind and loving. Prayers are sent to you from Seattle with wishes that I could be there to give you all a big hug. May God bless, comfort and carry you in the days to come. Vicki Trevathan Wheeler, March 19, 2007 Jim, Our deepest condolences. If there is ever anything we can do please let us know. Thomas James Johnson Sr., March 19, 2007 My heartfelt condolences to Jim and the entire Atchley family. I grew up and played sports with her son Mark at Rockwall High School. Helen and the Atchley family were always extremely nice to me and I will never forget her. She was a classy lady. From the entire Johnson family, Jim and the Atchley's will always be in our hearts and prayers. T. J. Johnson Jr, March 19, 2007 Jim, We just wanted you and your family to know we are sorry to hear of your loss of Helen. You are in our thoughts and prayers. George and Elizabeth Cherry George Cherry, March 19, 2007 Rick, Jamie and children, My thoughts and prayers are with you a this time of sorrow. Keep your eys on the Lord and remember your mother is at peace. Dian Rhodes Helen Atchley, March 19, 2007 Had the pleasure of playing golf with her in several tournaments at Stonebridge and at DAC. Lovely, beautiful lady. I know God welcomed her with open arms. Lynda Martin, March 19, 2007 WE WENT TO MOODY HIGH SCHOOL WITH HELEN & JAMES. OUR SYMPATHY. BOBBY GENE & LANELLE WELCH, March 19, 2007 Jim We remember our card playing days in Atlanta and the time we spent together. Pat and I send our deepest sympathy but we know in our hearts that Helen is feeling much better now than she has for some time. Thurston A. Blakely, March 18, 2007 Worked together at Murray Mortgage Helen E. Dial, March 18, 2007 Helen and I worked together at Murray. She was always so eager to help me learn things in the mortgage business, accounting and bridge!! I'm glad to have such fond memories of her. Judy Braswell, March 18, 2007 My sympathy Jim. May GOD bless you and your family. william morris paulk, March 18, 2007