Arna Olene Childress

May 4, 1937February 12, 2018
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Arna Olene Casper Childress, age 80, died peacefully Monday, February 12, 2018, at her residence.

She was born in Rowan County, NC on May 4, 1937, and was the daughter of the late Grace Beaver Casper and Martin Luther Casper.

Olene was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Childress, her brothers Billy O. Casper, and Carl M. Casper, sister Zelia Honeycutt, and grandson Jason Shue.

Olene was a lifelong member of Mt. Hope Church and received the Mt. Hope Church Meritorious Service Award.

Survivors include brother M. Howard Casper, daughters Debrea Dipert (Bob), and Carol Corl; son Jimmy Childress (Linda); eight grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, NC.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February, 18, 2018, at 3:00 pm at Mt. Hope Church, 7004 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC, with burial in the church cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Johnny Boggs and Rev. Chuck Overcash.

Pall Bearers are Brandt Corl, Randy Finney, Brian Efird, Thomas Atwell, Thomas Fiello, and J. R. Corriher.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Hope Church. 7004 Old Concord Rd. Salisbury NC 28146


  • Visitation Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 18, 2018

Arna Olene Childress

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Kimberly Stoltenberg

August 7, 2018

Dear Family,

I am sorry for your loss. In going through my mother's things I found this photo. It was in my Great Aunt Artie Lou Mays' things which passed to my Grandfather Lochard Mays which passed to my mother Deborah Angwin which passed to me. I don't know their relation (friends? family?), but would like to know more. If I find other pictures, I'd like to know who to pass them on to.

Kim Stoltenberg

Dennis Casper

February 18, 2018

Aunt Olene, you will be truly missed you were the heart and soul of your family. I will miss hearing your happy uplifting voice and big hugs when I got to see you. I love you and miss you. Love Dennis Kim maci makenzi and dj

Jill Earnhardt

February 18, 2018

Oh were such a wonderful friend to me over the years. I had the honor of taking care of my sweet Mrs. Grace, joking with James....the list goes on.
I know that there are so many people waiting for you in Heaven.

I will love you forever dear friend and will accompany you in Heaven one day.

May God bless your family and friends as we reflect on a life lived courageously.

Much Love,
Jill Earnhardt

Patricia Register

February 16, 2018

So sorry the Register's

Frances Miller

February 14, 2018

DEar Family,Olene and I have been friends since going to school together-She is a very sweet and loving person! I will miss her -May Gods Blessings be with each one!!
With Love And Prayers;;Frances miller

The Johnson's

February 14, 2018

Prayers for the family at this time. Mrs. Oleen was a wonderful person. She will be missed.