Alice Ruth Scott Childs

November 22, 2013

Alice Ruth Scott Childs, age 97, of Elberton, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Born August 3, 1916 in Abbeville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Orr Scott and Martha Jane Moore Scott.  She was the oldest living member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Childs is survived by her children: William O. (Linda) Childs, Julia Faye Mills, Carolyn Elizabeth (Ray) Jones, Patricia Wenona (Johnny) Churney, Sandra Ruth (Jon) Eckstein and Thomas Alton (Sandi) Childs, Jr.  She also leaves behind numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren, sisters; Rebecca Echols and Mary Jane Pyron.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Alton Childs, Sr., and son Larry Gene Childs.

A service to celebrate Mrs. Child’s life will be Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at WoodlawnUnitedMethodistChurch.  A time of visitation will begin on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service.  Interment will be at WoodlawnUnitedMethodistChurchCemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Woodlawn United Methodist Church Building Fund or to United Hospice of Athens.

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Hicks Funeral Home of Elberton is caring for the family of Alice Scott Childs.