William Childress

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JONESVILLE — Mr. William Roger Childress, 78, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Chatham Nursing & Rehab. Mr. Childress was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Surry County to William Howard and Annie St. John Childress. Mr. Childress was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Childress East; brothers, Richard Childress, Ralph Childress and James Childress. Survivors include his wife, Barbara C. Childress of the home; daughters, Darlene Childress Bowers and husband Lester of Hays, Lynne C. Ledbetter and husband Joey of Modesto, California, and Lori Young and husband Frankie of Elkin; sister, Brenda C. Luffman and husband Roger of Boonville; grandchildren, Olen Bowers, Carrie Billings, Ashley Ledbetter, Brian Ledbetter, Jonathan Young and Bailey Young; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Conley and the Rev. Diane Conley officiating. Burial will follow at Crestwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Chatham Nursing & Rehab, 700 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin, NC 28621. The family would like to thank Care South Home Health, Mountain Valley Hospice and Chatham Nursing & Rehab for their care. Online condolences may be made to Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.

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560 NC HIGHWAY 268 W
Elkin, NC 28621
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Published in The Tribune from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2014
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