February 13, 1910 ~ February 8, 2005

Born in: Anderson, SC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Tecora Smith Childress, 94, of 24 Hemlock Court, Candler, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at Memorial Mission Hospital. Mrs. Childress was born in Anderson, SC and was a daughter of the late J. Marshall and Volna Herring Smith. She was married to Hugo B. Childress who died in 1985. Mrs. Childress was a member of Esther Chapter #12, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Grace Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter Volna C. Bishop of Candler; one son and daughter in law William H. and Vicki Childress of Little River, SC; one brother, Rev. J. Major Smith of Mayodan, NC; two grandchildren, Brenda DeArmond and her husband Phil, Tim Bishop and his wife Debbie, three great-grandchildren Brittany and Corey Bishop and Drake DeArmond. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. L. Wayne Adkisson officiating. Burial will be at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church 718 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is in charge of the arrangements.

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