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Mary Jeanette Moore Crunkleton Childs
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Memorial services for Mary Jeanette Moore Crunkleton Childs, 93, of Kennesaw and formerly of Toccoa, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Garrison and the Rev. Jerrell Beatty officiating.

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

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

February 1, 2012