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Dennis Childers Sr.

GAFFNEY, S.C. - Mr. Dennis Childers Sr., 50, of 401 E. O'Neal St., died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.

Born in Cherokee County, S.C., he was a son of the late William Dennis and Betty Dean Allison Childers. He retired from Hamrick Mills, where he was a roving tender.

He is survived by his wife, Nelda Benton Childers; two sons, Dennis Childers Jr. and John Childers of Gaffney; two sisters, Sylvia Batchelor of Blacksburg, S.C., and Modean Kaye of Palatka, Fla.; a brother, David Childers of Kings Mountain; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel in Blacksburg, with Dr. Ray St. John officiating. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Gordon Mortuary, and at other times at 147 Petty Drive, Gaffney.