Carella Dean Childs, age 66, a resident of Coalfield, and formerly of Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Childs was born May 13, 1939 in Clinton, Tennessee. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She was also a faithful Christian and a member of the Beech Fork Baptist Church in Devonia.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David Earl Morrison, and by a granddaughter, Deanna Nichole Childs.
Survivors: husband of 53 years, Rev. Clyde Childs of Coalfield; parents, Dave and Nadean Morrison of Clinton; Daughters, Norma Andrews and husband Clifford Ray of Rockwood, Teresa Jones and husband Terry of Kingston, Tammie Washington and husband Charles Jr. of Clinton; Sons, David Clyde Childs and wife Vanessa of Clinton, Ricky Lynn Childs and wife Kathy Lee of Oliver Springs; Grandchildren, Brenda Church, Melinda Andrews, Leighann Childs, John Paul Jones, David Adam Childs, Brittany Rene, Brandon, and Corey Washington, Sylvia Childs, Savannah Westmoreland; Great grandchildren, Cassie, Timmy, Matthew, Anthony, Hannah, Hayley, Jacob, Deanna, Matthew; Sisters, Linda Anthony and husband Johnny of Clinton, Mary Shafer of Clinton; Brothers, Jack Morrison and Jeanette of Clinton, Jerry Morrison of Clinton, Steve Morrison and wife Pam of Indiana, Carl Morrison and wife Susan of Clinton, Danny Morrison of Clinton, Gary Morrison and wife Tina of Clinton; Sisters-in-law, Barbara Morrison of Rockwood, Lorene Davis of Clinton, Edith Haney of Clinton; Brothers-in-law, Fred Childs of Clinton, Mack Childs of Clinton. Special friends and loving pastor, Rev. Ralph Wilson and wife Lorene of Oliver Springs. She is also survived by a special pet, Bud; nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.
The family will receive friends Sunday, March 5, 2006 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Sharp Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8:00 pm with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.
Burial and graveside services will be held Monday, March 6, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Clinton Courier News
[Submitted by Renee Scarbrough]