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Hartselle Enquirer

Annie Marine 'Mae' Harris Childers

By Staff
October 13, 2007
Funeral for Annie Marine "Mae" Harris Childers, 97, of Falkville was Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jesse Estes officiating.
Burial was in Andrews Chapel Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Childers died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 24, 1909, in Lawrence County to Virgil Grover Harris and Annie G. Hampton Harris. Mrs. Childers was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a foster mother to more than 20 children. She was a graduate of Mount Hope High School and Livingston State Teachers College. She taught for many years in the Lawrence and Winston County school systems. She was a charter member of Mount View Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years. She married Robert Lee Childers on Nov. 24, 1937. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1983. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Royce Coleman Childers and James Donald Childers; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Childers; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Borden Childers; two sisters, Oma Taylor and Opal Stephenson; and brothers, Irby, Otis, Melvin, Almon, Curtis and Leldon Harris.
She is survived by five sons, Bobby Ray Childers and wife Neida of Hartselle, Ralph Virgil Childers and wife Pauline of Hartselle, Ronald Lee Childers and wife Linda of Falkville, Ruel Allen Childers of Falkville and Roland Stephen Childers and wife Patricia of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Dorothy Mae Childers Gravely and husband Allan of Angier, N.C., and Judy Carol Childers Gibson and husband Mark of Troy, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Brenda Henry Moore of Somerville; a sister, Dixie Clark of Athens; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.

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