Mrs. Childs died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Kindred Healthcare in Marietta.
Born Oct. 11, 1918, in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late William Hunter and Mary Elizabeth Terrell Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tyrus Childs; son, Jim Crunkleton; infant daughter, Joyce Murlene Crunkleton; stepdaughter, Juanita Suttles; granddaughter, Kimberly Ruddell Holcombe; three sisters, Ila Todd, Ollie Smith and Marie Ward; and brothers, Odis and Donald Moore.
Mrs. Childs was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church in Toccoa, a member of Ladies Auxillary of Toccoa VFW Post 4346 and a Daughter of the American Confederacy. She was a bookkeeper and cashier for Colonial/Big Star Food Store, where she retired after 35 years of service.
Survivors include a stepson, Bruce Childs of Toccoa; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Ed Ruddell of Kennesaw; daughter-in-law, Brenda Crunkleton of Mt. Airy; brother, J.C. Moore of Gainesville; sister, Gertrude Cook of Smyrna; grandchildren, Susan and Allen Ivester of Toccoa, Ken Crunkleton of Mt. Airy, and Edward and Ashley Ruddell of Acworth; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
Mrs. Childs was totally devoted to her family and faced life’s challenge with grace and optimism.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, prior to the service.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
February 1, 2012