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Melvin Childress

Melvin Randall Childress, 56, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away June 25, 2021 at his home. He was a member of Bethel church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Polly Childress.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Reba Childress; daughter, Amy (Brandon) Johnson; grandson, Elliott Johnson; sisters, Clata (William) Rigsby, and Connie (Tony) Cook; brother, Jerry Childress; nephews, Anthony and Terry Cook, Brent Childress and Zackery Childress. He had a lot of love for his church family and fire department friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 28 in the funeral home chapel with T.A. Smith officiating. Burial was held in Collier Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap.

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