Helen Creacy

Friday, November 14, 2003

ULLIN, Ill. -- Helen Irene Laws Creacy, 88, of Ullin died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003.

She was born April 23, 1915, in Mounds, Ill., daughter of DeVere and Nellie Tanner Parmley. She first married Tobi Laws, who died March 12, 1972. She later married Orville J. "Bud" Creacy, who died April 27, 1992.

Creacy was a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Pulaski, Ill. She was formerly of Anna, Ill.

Survivors include three sons, Carl Laws of Amston, Conn., John Laws of Bossier City, La., Patrick Laws of Ullin; seven daughters, Tobie Hutton of O'Fallon, Ill., Marilyn Kerr of Pulaski, Linda Jones of Benton, La., Charlene Hoover of Houston, Texas, Darlene Laws of Dongola, Ill., Bonnie Kerr of Vienna, Ill., and Patty Hodges of Brookport, Ill.

Also surviving are three stepsons, James Creacy of Arkansas, Jerry Creacy of Louisiana, Meyrl Creacy of Makawa, Hawaii; a stepdaughter, Dianna Creacy of Walker, La.; two sisters, Freida Christian of Metropolis, Ill., Rosemary Parmley of Calumet City, Ill.; a brother, John Parmley of Mountain Home, Ark.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter.

Friends may call at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Scott Horner officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill.

Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.