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Died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 Carmon Childress, 93, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Christian Health Care South, Lebanon.
He was born Jan. 4, 1912, near Superior, Neb., to Orval and Edyth Childress. As a young man he attended high school and three years of college in Ft. Collins, Colo. He was contracted by the government for work in Hawaii and Midway Island. He later served his country in World War II. During that time he married Naida Davis, formerly of Ava. Following his discharge from the Army after World War II, the couple lived in Monterey, Seaside and Salinas, Calif. After retirement the couple moved to Lebanon in 1979 and to Springfield in 1984.
After the death of his wife he moved back to Lebanon to be closer to family.
Mr. Childress was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a brother, Eldon; a sister, Agnes; and a son, Conway Stewart.
Survivors include a daughter, Joanne Stewart Green, of Lebanon; eight grandchildren, including Terri Snyder and Linda Brown, of Lebanon, Debbie Colborn, Columbia, Patty McCarty, Vista, Calif., Steve Green, Republic, Carmon David Green, Ft. Smith, Ark., David Stewart, Sacramento, Calif., and Susan Parkes, Pacific Grove, Calif.; a nephew Gene Cruikshank, Lamar, Colo.; and a niece, Carolyn Day, Pembrook Pines, Fla. He is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Childress was ordained as a deacon at the First Southern Baptist Church in Seaside, Calif., in 1956 and at the time of his death was a member of Second Baptist Church in Lebanon.
Graveside services for Mr. Childress were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ava Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Maples officiating. Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home of Ava.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at the funeral home.