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Bobby Wayne Childs

July 8, 1939 January 12, 2020
Bobby Wayne Childs
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Mr. Bobby ‘Wayne’ Childs, 80, of Country Club Road, Elberton, husband of 50 years to Barbara Rhodes Childs, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.

Wayne was born in Elberton on July 8, 1939, son of the late Edwin Franklin Childs and Evelyn Inez Smith Childs Starke. He was a member of Falling Creek Baptist Church, and, along with his brother, was co-owner of Forest Hill Granite Company. Wayne loved his family, being in nature, and working in his yard with his John Deere Tractor.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children: Patti and Rickey Johnson, Allen Childs, and Sandi and Greg Willoughby, all of Elberton; grandchildren: Brittney and Jarrett Berryman of Hartwell, Breanne and Cole Ferrell, and Mya Childs, all of Elberton; great-grandchildren: Presley Berryman, Carter Ferrell, and a new Baby Ferrell expected in April; brother and sister-in-law, Carroll and Gwen Childs of Elberton; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, John Steven Childs and sister, Glenda Childs Johnson.

Memorial services celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, January 18, at 11 o’clock at Falling Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Morgan and Rev. Harold Walters officiating. Inurnment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park at a later date. The Adult II Sunday School Class will serve as honorary escort.

The family is at the residence and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00p.m. on Friday evening, January 17.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Falling Creek Baptist Church, c/o Susan Suttles, 1364 Hartwell Highway, Elberton, GA 30635, Elbert County Humane Society, P.O. Box 267, Elberton, GA 30635, or to SafeHouse Ministries, 1333 Washington Highway, Elberton, GA 30635.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Bobby ‘Wayne’ Childs.

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5:00 PM 1/17/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/17/2020 7:00:00 PM
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory

1265 Washington Highway
Elberton, GA 30635

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory
1265 Washington Highway Elberton 30635 GA
United States





11:00 AM 1/18/2020 11:00:00 AM
Falling Creek Baptist Church

1020 Jack McVeigh Drive

Falling Creek Baptist Church
1020 Jack McVeigh Drive ELBERTON 30635 GA
United States

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Forest Hills Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Highway 17 South
Elberton, GA 30635

Highway 17 South Elberton 30635 GA
United States

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