Ruth D. Childs (1919 - 2013)

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Ruth D. Childs


Ruth DeShields Childs, 94, widow of Hansel Alvin Childs, formerly of Greer, SC died September 22, 2013.

A native of Spartanburg County, SC, she was a daughter of the late M. Greg and Ernestine McClimon DeShields, a retired employee of Lyman Printing and Finishing, and a member of Peoples Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Wayne, David, and Franklin Bragg of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Ernest Bragg of Haw River, NC; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also predeceased by a son, Patrick Childs.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652.

Online condolences may be made at

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The Wood Mortuary, Inc.
300 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 877-3351
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Published in The Greenville News on Sept. 24, 2013
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