NEWPORT NEWS - Georgie Childress Damron, 92 years of age, died in Yorktown, VA on Monday, February 10, 2014 following an extended illness. Born in Leemaster, Buchanan County VA, she was the eldest daughter of the late Pearl Hagy Childress and James E. Childress, and was married to the late John H. Damron. Georgie was a charter member of the Vansant Presbyterian Church in Vansant, VA and later also a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Tucson, AZ. She considered both churches to be her home. She was active in golf, bridge, and stitchery and crafts groups in Tucson as well as fellowship and activities at the church. She always joined her family at the Vansant Presbyterian Church whenever she visited family in Virginia. Georgie spent her professional working years as supervisor for Petrie Stores Inc. in Detroit and throughout Michigan after the family relocated there in 1956. She had a special talent for managing and supervising women's retail clothing stores and considered the association with Petrie Stores to be the most satisfying of her professional career. Georgie and John retired to Tucson, AZ in 1977 after twenty-one years in Detroit. She moved back to Virginia in 2006 to be closer to her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years, John, by her late sister Juanita Stiltner of Detroit, MI, and by her late brother Lee Childress of Carson City, NV. She is survived by her brother James (Jimmy) Childress and his wife Barbara of Vansant, VA., by two sons, Jack Damron of Newport News, VA and Jim Damron and his wife Carolyn of Portsmouth, RI, three grandchildren, Ashley Damron Manning of Washington, DC, John W. (Will) Damron of North Hollywood, CA, and Catharine Damron of St. Denis, France. She will rejoin her late husband in the Memorial Garden at Christ Presbyterian Church in Tucson. There will be no local services. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.
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Published in Daily Press on Feb. 14, 2014