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Obituaries for July 9, 2015; Rev. Dewey Childers, Thelma James

Rev. Dewey Childers
    Rev. Dewey S. Childers, age 93, of Stone Mountain passed away Saturday July 4, 2015.         Funeral services were held at  Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Freeman & Mark Childers officiated. Interment followed at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, Georgia.
    Rev. Childers was a pastor of several churches with 55 years of ministry.
    He is predeceased by his wife Ruth Childers. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Lamar and Gayle Childers, Cleveland; Kenneth and Ann Childers, Snellville; Chris and Jan Childers, Monroe; brothers: Dennis Childers and Clarence Childers; sisters: Evelyn Parris; and Maggie Vincent; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. 
    Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, was in charge of arrangements. 770-979-5010. Please leave an online condolence at

Thelma James
    Thelma Raynes James, age 73, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Rome.
    Mrs. James was the daughter of the late Auburn and Lillie Raynes. She was preceeded in death by two daughters, Kathy Garland and Pam Watkins.
    She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Anna Moss of Mexico; sisters, Ann Pealer of Athens, Tn. and Dorothy Raynes of Panama City Beach, Fl.; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Donald Haley of Canton; two sons-in-law, Rex Garland and Dwayne Watkins of Ellijay. Eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
    Funeral services were held at the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Gerald Brown officiated. Music was provided by Mary Kent.
    Pallbearers were Josh Dillard, Benjamin Moss, Dwayne Watkins, Leonard Waters, J.R. Totherow and Keith Totherow.
    Interment followed at the Salem Baptist Church cemetery.
    The family did accept flowers or request donations be made to Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, 175 Samaritan Drive, Jasper, Ga. 30143.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.