Born in Swain County on October 26, 1916
Departed on February 8, 2002, and resided in Buncombe County, NC
Visitation: Sunday, February 10, 2002
Service: Monday, February 11, 2002
Cemetery: Pisgah View Memorial Park
Candler, NC: Henry Childers, age 85, died Friday, February 8, 2002, at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a
brief illness. He was a native of Swain County and lived most of his life in Buncombe County. He was the
last surviving child of thirteen children born to the late Thomas Clingman and Bertha Franklin Childers and
he was the husband of the late Bertha Dills Childers who died in 1988. He was also preceded in death by
two sons, Gene and Max Childers, and a daughter, Sarah Dotson.
He is survived by three daughters, Lou Ellen Street of Canton, Shirley Ann Childers of Asheville, and
Emily Childers Hamby of Thomaston, GA; one son, Morris Carroll Childers of Candler; 7 grandchildren,
4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday,
February 11, at Pisgah View Memorial Park in Candler, with the Reverend Gene King officiating. The
family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.
He was a retired maintenance carpenter from UNC-Asheville.
(adapted from Wells Funeral Home Memorial Obituary)