Mrs. Helen Doss

April 15, 1931March 9, 2019

Services for Mrs. Nancy Helen Doss were held Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp, Texas with Bill Robinson and Tim Stevens from the Church of Christ, Kemp officiating. Interment followed at Kemp City Cemetery.

Mrs. Nancy Helen Doss was born April 15, 1931 in Styx, Texas to parents Linton Ferrell and Blanch (Barnes) Elston and entered eternal rest on March 9, 2019 at the age of 87. Helen attended Kemp High School, graduating with the Class of 1948. She went on to Neilson Beauty College in Dallas, graduating in 1949, married the love of her life Charlie Doss on December 29,1949, began her career as a beautician in Kemp, and a housewife who treasured raising her children. Helen enjoyed fishing with Charlie and cherished the 66 years of their marriage. She was a great cook and loved baking wedding and birthday cakes. The Kemp Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school and a Ladies Bible Class held a special place in her heart. Helen was an amazing woman with a giving heart who most of all wanted to be a blessing to others.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Charlie, grandson Jeremy Doss, daughter Carolyn Franklin, brother Joe Elston and daughter-in-law Lisa Doss.

She is survived by her son Doug Doss of Kaufman; five grandchildren Jennifer Watts and Brad, Stacy Turkoly and David, Carrie Jones and Matt, Daisy Cromer, Trey Doss and wife Haley; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson born only 3 weeks ago, son-in-law Strike Franklin of Sanger, nephew Dan Doss and Maureen, niece Alexis Montiel and Sergio, numerous other loving relatives and many dear friends.


  • Linton Ferrell and Blanch (Barnes) Elston, Parents
  • Charlie Doss, Loving Husband
  • Jeremy Doss, Grandson
  • Carolyn Franklin, Daughter
  • Joe Elston, Brother
  • Lisa Doss, Daughter-in-Law
  • Doug Doss, Son
  • Jennifer Watts and Brad, Stacy Turkoly and David, Carrie Jones and Matt, Daisy Cromer, Trey Doss and Haley, Grandchildren and Spouses
  • Strike Franklin, Son-in-Law
  • Dan Doss and Maureen, Nephew and Spouse
  • Alexis Montiel and Sergio, Niece and Spouse
  • born only 3 weeks ago but just in time to be in the 5 generation picture, Great-Great-Grandson

  • Mike Tharp, Pallbearer
  • Tommy McSpadden, Pallbearer
  • Rick Painter, Pallbearer
  • Dale Whitten, Pallbearer
  • Harvey McDougald, Pallbearer
  • Joe Chambless, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mrs. Helen Doss

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Amy Rollins

March 14, 2019

She was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed seeing her smiling face. I know their are so many angels rejoicing today and joining her in heaven. She will be missed.

Kathy (DeBorde) Anderson

March 13, 2019

Mrs. Doss was one of the sweetest and most respected gals in our little town. She always set a great example to everyone and was so kind to me. I loved her smiling face.
My sincere condolences to her remaining family. She will be missed.
RIP Helen 🌷

Deborah Doss

March 12, 2019

In the 61 years I've known Helen, the most important think she taught me was to be a grandmother. She was the Best.
When the grandchildren were around they got 100% of her attention. Whether it was swimming in the pool, fishing in the pond,
swinging in the backyard or having a picnic down in the pasture, she made it fun and exciting. The joy she felt was obvious by the smile on her face and the laughter at every little silly thing they did or said. She never spoiled them with money or material things. She spoiled them with her time, her attention and her love. She adored each and everyone of them and they adored her. I hope and strive to be that kind of grandmother every day. I will miss you Nannie

Brenda Richardon

March 11, 2019

What a wonderful “LADY”...she always had a smile, spoke softly with kind words. She was my teammate when the bank opened in Seven Points. We were like two green horns late in years, learning new technology. You will be missed, but now you and Charlie can be together forever.

Stacy Turkoly

March 11, 2019

About two years ago we all took Nannie to Painting with a Twist in Denton after a great dinner at Giuseppe’s. We laughed so much and had such a good time. Nannie thoroughly enjoyed it! There are so many memories with our wonderful Nannie!