Ernestine “Granny” Childers, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Midway Baptist Church, Big Spring with the Rev. Jim Binix, officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery, Coahoma, Texas. She was born May 23, 1926, in Eastland County, Texas, and married William T. “Bill” Childers Dec. 24, 1943, in Gorman, Texas. He preceded her in death April 14, 1996.
Ernestine had worked at Hall Bennett Hospital and as a substitute teacher for Coahoma ISD. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, Bible School and worked in the nursery.
She loved working in the yard; enjoyed cooking and sports and especially enjoyed her time with her family.
Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl New and husband, Roy of Big Spring; three sons, Mike Childers and wife, Karen of Allen, Tim Childers and Jeff Childers and wife, Stacey, all of Big Spring; one brother, Gene Jumper
and wife, LaDell of Midland, Texas; one sister, Betty Waters and husband, Ray of Midland; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and multiple nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence E. and Reney Hagar Jumper; her mother and father-in-law, Lake and Hattie Childers and a grandson, James Thomas Childers.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com