Danny Lee “Big Dog” Helm

The family of Mr. Helm will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the service. The Funeral Service, conducted by Bro. Dennis Hudgins and Bro. Gary Drennon, is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

Mr. Helm, 64, of Lebanon, passed away on Sept. 3, 2013. Mr. Helm graduated from Hartsville in the Class of 1967, served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star among other honors. He was a claims adjuster for Farm Bureau Insurance for 33-plus years. He loved playing golf, and had his own “Big Dog” golf tournament giving to various causes, but his passion was fishing. He made lifelong friends through his work and his hobbies and he loved to give to others without recognition for himself. “Big Dog” was a very unselfish and giving person to those who knew him best.

Survivors include wife of 44 years, Pam Helm; daughter, Celia Helm; father, Bob Helm; brothers, Jerry (Mary Lynn) Helm and Terry (Elizabeth Ann) Helm; mother-in-law, Maynell Huffines; sister-in-law, Linda Putt; numerous nieces and nephew; and best friend, Dennis Powers. He is preceded in death by mother Mollie Elizabeth Roberts and special pet Millie.

Memorial Donations: American Cancer Society (2000 Charlotte Ave, Nashville TN 37203) and American Diabetes Association (220 Great Circle Rd, Ste 134, Nashville TN 37228).

Honorary pallbearers will be his friends.



Celia and Pam, thinking of you both during this difficult time. I'm glad you have each other to lean-on. Such a difficult thing to give someone you love back to God.


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