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Elmus "Butterball" Childress

1950 ~ 2020 (age 69)

Elmus “Butterball” Childress, 69, of Dexter, KY passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Murray Calloway County Hospital.


Elmus was born in Hardin, KY on August 31, 1950 to the late John Lee Childress and Margaret Hartless Childress. He worked as a brick mason and was a member of the Hardin Coon Club. He loved to be outdoors and especially enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing.


He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Douglas; his son, John Clinard; two brothers, John C. Childress and Roger Childress; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Childress and Larry Childress; and his parents.


The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.


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