Christian 04

Bro. Lelan A. Childress

November 2, 1925 ~ July 23, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Bro. Lelan A. Childress

1925 - 2021

Bro. Lelan A. Childress, age 95 of Cub Run, KY entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 23, 2021 at his residence. The Edmonson County native was born on November 2, 1925 to the late Lawrence and Linda Pierce Childress. He was married to his devoted wife of sixty-eight years, Thelma Jean Williams Childress, until they were parted by her death. 

Bro. Lelan served our county in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Stockholm United Baptist Church, and ordained into God’s ministry on March 25, 1962.  Through the years, Bro. Lelan pastored eleven churches throughout Edmonson, Hart and Grayson Counties, and helped in over one hundred revivals throughout Kentucky and Tennessee.  

He leaves to honor his memory—one daughter, Pauletta Sanders (Nelson) of Mammoth Cave; two sons, Ronnie Childress (Sally) and Mark Childress all of Cub Run; daughter-in-law, Joni Childress of Louisville; three brothers, Floyd Childress, Kennith Childress (Nina) and Elmo Childress (Vernice) all of Mammoth Cave; one sister, Aleen James of Brownsville; eleven grandchildren;  nineteen great-grandchildren and  six great-great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Randy Childress, and his siblings, Pauline Sanders, Rosie Harrison, Valaria Jeffries and Georgie, Wade, Howard and Owen Childress. 

Interment will be in Stockholm Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Stockholm United Baptist Church, c/o James Kennedy, 220 Ray Ashley Road, Sweeden, KY 42285. 

VISITATION

4 pm, Monday, July 26, 2021 until the time of the funeral service

Stockholm United Baptist Church

FUNERAL SERVICE

11 am, Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Stockholm United Baptist Church

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
July 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Stockholm United Baptist Church
Stockholm Road
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

Visitation
Tuesday
July 27, 2021

Time: TBD to 11:59 PM
Stockholm United Baptist Church
Stockholm Road
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

Visitation
Wednesday
July 28, 2021

Time: TBD to 11:00 AM
Stockholm United Baptist Church
Stockholm Road
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Stockholm United Baptist Church
Stockholm Road
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

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