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Russellville Family Funeral
Monday April 18th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Russellville Family Funeral
Tuesday April 19th, 2022

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Lola Mae Childress

Lola Mae Childress, 81 of Atkins, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 14, 2022. She was born January 12, 1941 in Exeter, California to Emmett & Mary Lois Haynes Hinkston.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Mervin “Mutt” Childress; parents; granddaughter, Hannah Ingold; sister, Mary Alice Welcher; two brothers, Robert Hinkston and Thomas Hinkston.

She is survived by her four children, Kay & Don Alexander of Clarksville, Pam and Bill Smith of Russellville, Bubba Childress of Atkins, Kelly Childress of Russellville; five grandchildren, Leah & Jordan Rose, Jayme Childress, Jordan Childress, Seth & Emily Alexander, Kelsey & Reed Alvey; ten great-grandchildren, Alex, Jake, Sadie, Riot, Olivia, Ashlynn, Paisley, Rhett, Leilani, Kailana; one brother, Kenneth & Loretta Hinkston and many other family and friends. 

Lola was a member of Atkins First Assembly of God Church. From a young age, she loved to sing.  She told us stories of how she would pretend to be a famous singer.  She used her singing talent to sing in church. Before working in the Atkins school district for several years, she was a home maker.  No one enjoyed cleaning more than she did.  Her children would cringe when she would meet you at the door, with a broom in hand, to make sure there was no dirt on the floor.  She was happy and content going to church and taking care of her family.

Her visitation will be 5 - 7pm Monday, April 18, 2022 at Russellville Family Funeral. The funeral service will be 2pm Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Russellville Family Funeral with Brother Brian Ryals officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Atkins, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Pallbearers will be Don Alexander, Seth Alexander, Alex Stanley, Jake Stanley, Jordan Rose, Reed Alvey and Bill Smith.  

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.

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The first time I met her was at Linkway furniture in Russellville she was a real strong Christian she was a sweet lady. We loved and enjoyed her each time we got to talk.

Harold & Pamela Scruggs Apr 21 2022 11:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lola Childress

Deborah Hinkston Theobald Apr 21 2022 7:46 AM

I am so sorry for your loss praying for the family 🙏❤️

Norma White Apr 19 2022 8:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lola Childress

beckybullard Apr 16 2022 9:27 AM

My deepest sympathy to all of you at the passing of your Mother. May God comfort & strengthen each of you today & in the days to come. My prayers are with you.

Sharon Austin Clark Apr 15 2022 11:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lola Childress

Louise Sweeden Apr 15 2022 10:06 PM

I have some wonderful memories as a child this beautiful woman use to teach me about the lord. A wonderful woman she is.

Tina Bradley Fletcher Apr 15 2022 1:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lola Childress

Sharon Edwards Apr 15 2022 11:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lola Childress

Lorie Rackley Apr 14 2022 11:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lola Childress

The Buss & Virginia Rye Family Apr 14 2022 9:25 PM

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