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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Saturday October 5th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Saturday October 5th, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Nancy Sue Childers

Nancy Sue Childers, age 82, of Whittier, NC went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Alden Childers and the daughter of the late Burney Mel and Mattie Lois Heath Adair. 

She was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Franklin, NC and a member of the Body of Christ for 70 years. Nancy was the author of children's books and poetry and dearly loved her family. She was known as an avid Elvis Presley fan and loved all types of music, especially acapella gospel hymns.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son; Kenneth Alden Childers and one sister; Betty Billings.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 64 years; Alden Childers and five children; Kim (Steve) Heasley, Kirk (Sandra) Childers, Kay Childers, Kevin Childers and Karen (Terry) Partain. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law and two nieces. 

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 20019 at Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel with John Gurtler officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.   

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So sorry Al and children. My mother Lil Ansley loved and appreciated you both so much. Your Whittier neighbor Rege McCauley

Rege Oct 13 2019 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. I only knew Mr. Childers by passing out of the area. I really respect him. A good husband, father and a hard worker. Mr. Childers I am so sorry for your loss. Doug & Jane Hester

Jane Hester Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

It was a pleasure living with Nancy for six months at The Hermitage Assistant Living Center in Dillsboro. We often shared a table for meals, and we always shared spirited discussions about politics, religion, family, and many other subjects. Nancy always brought her unique perspective to the conversation and I learned a lot from her. She talked a great deal about her early married life riding on a motorcycle on the roads of south Florida, her husband Alden, her children (whom she dearly loved), and the family dog who died years ago (Sheba). Her sense of humor was strong as were her ideas and opinions. Her fellow residents at The Hermitage, the staff who cared for her, and this much younger hall mate will miss her. I continued to visit her weekly after I moved back home In April. Thankfully I was able to share in a small way in the last year of her life.

Alan Kines Oct 5 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs. Childers was always a big part of our family growing up, as she and our Mom, Pat Elrod, were close friends. Mom always had the highest regard for Nancy-spoke of her often, especially sharing Elvis memories! Our condolences and prayers go out to her family. We know she is in the best place she can be-near the throne of God The Elrod Family Virginia

Bill Elrod Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Kirk and family: I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You were a very devoted son. May you find comfort in knowing that those you know you are holding you close to their hearts offering prayers for Comfort and Strength. With heartfelt sympathy, Lynette Teague

Lynette Teague Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM

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