Helen Shults Hollandsworth, 92, daughter of Hayden and Ethel Shults, was born Sept. 16, 1912, at Jack. She died Nov. 9, 2004, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.As a young child, her family moved to the Joy community, where she grew up and attended the one-room Leeds School. After graduating from Salem High School, she attended college at Bolivar. She taught at rural schools in Texas and Dent counties for 12 years. She later did substitute teaching for the Raymondville School.She married Thomas Hollandsworth Nov. 19, 1938. He preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1993.The Hollandsworths lived in the Ashley Creek community for eight years before moving to Raymondville in 1950. They purchased a general store, selling it in 1970. They enjoyed a retirement filled with hobbies and traveling.Mrs. Hollandsworth was active in the community. She was secretary/treasurer of the Blue Heaven Club for a number of years. She joined the Joy Baptist Church as a young girl and was active in the Raymondville Baptist Church until her death.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and only sister, Eula Derryberry.Surviving are nieces and nephews.Services were Nov. 11 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Wallace and the Rev. Lawrence Chatman officiating. Burial was in the Dry Fork Cemetery near Salem. “

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