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Vina Childress

Vina Louise Gerrard Childress, 87, of Dunlap died at her home Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Mrs. Childress was preceded in death by her parents, William Wesley and Una Pearl Henson Gerrard; and a grandson, Wesley Evans.

She was a member of Dunlap First Baptist Church. She retired from Sun Trust Bank with several years of service. She was a member of Cherokee Chapter 301 of Eastern Star, a Rainbow Advisor, and a member of DeMolay Mom. She taught reading at Adult Education in Sequatchie County School and taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church for many years. She was on the election commission and volunteered at Dunlap Coke Ovens.

Survivors include her daughter, Vina (Marc) Evans, Murfreesboro; a son, Chip (Melissa) Childress, Springboro, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth Johnson, Julia Evans, Olivia Brent, Samuel Evans, Hannah Grant, Coley, Julienn, Natalie, Joseph and Nathaniel Childress, and two great-grandsons, Lincoln Childress and Luke Grant.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 21 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Greg Bartley. Burial was in Hixson Cemetery.

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Ewton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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