Hilda Childs Faulkner

August 10, 1936March 10, 2018

Hilda Childs Faulkner, 81 of Thomasville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Columbus, Georgia with Reverend Dr. Jimmy Elder officiating. Family will visit with friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Ms. Faulkner will be laid to rest in Cairo, Georgia at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery at 4:00 PM. Born August 10, 1936, to Rev. George Floyd Childs, Sr. and Jessie May Sasser Childs in Pelham, Georgia, Ms. Faulkner grew to be an active member in the Cairo High School’s 4-H and Marching Band before moving on to Augusta Medical College where she would earn her Nursing degree. She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Francis Hospital, retiring in 2004. Her father (Rev. George Floyd Childs, Sr.) and Uncle (Elder Earl Childs) preached the Gospel of our Lord for a combined 82 years in the Grady county area. While she strove to make a difference in her community, Ms. Faulkner carried on her love for beautiful music by playing alongside the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in the early 1960’s and continued by becoming very active in Columbus’ First Baptist Church choir, where she was a longtime member. Preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, George Floyd Childs Jr. and William Stanley Childs; sister-in-law, LaTrelle Childs; nephew, Stanley Carl Childs; and a niece Patsy Childs Moye. Ms. Faulkner is survived by three children: Sam L. Faulkner, Jr.(Charlene) of Thomasville, Georgia; Fred L. Faulkner (Debi) of Fayetteville, Georgia; Jessica Dyess (Jeff) of Birmingham, Alabama; sister-in-law, Vivian Childs of Cummings, Georgia formerly of Cairo, Georgia; Nephew, Buddy Childs (Mary) of Cummings, Georgia. She also leaves behind many grandchildren: Carson Faulkner, Colton Faulkner, Parker Faulkner, Austin Faulkner, Conner Faulkner, Layton Dyess, Anna Dyess, Libby Dyess, and Jack Dyess. Condolences may be offered to the family at


  • Sam L Faulkner, Son
  • Charlene Faulkner, Daughter-in-law
  • Fred L. Faulkner, Son
  • Debi Faulkner, Daughter-in-law
  • Jessica Dyess, Daughter
  • Jeff Dyess, Son-in-law
  • Carson Faulkner, Grandchild
  • Colton Faulkner, Grandchild
  • Parker Faulkner, Grandchild
  • Austin Faulkner, Grandchild
  • Conner Faulkner, Grandchild
  • Layton Dyess, Grandchild
  • Anna Dyess, Grandchild
  • Libby Dyess, Grandchild
  • Jack Dyess, Grandchild
  • Vivian Childs, Sister-in-law
  • Rev George Floyd Childs Sr, Father
  • Jessie May Sasser, Mother
  • George Floyd Childs Jr, Brother
  • William Stanley Childs, Brother
  • LaTrelle Childs, Sister-in-law
  • Stanley Carl Childs, Nephew
  • Patsy Childs Moye, Niece
  • Russel Craig Moye, Nephew-in-law


  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hilda Childs Faulkner

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