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Diane Childers

December 21, 1946 — March 26, 2023


Diane Self Childers, age 76, of Bud Black Rd. passed away Sunday, March 26, 2023 at her residence. She was born December 21, 1946 in Cleveland County to the late William Hunter Self and Margaret Doty McSwain.

Diane was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was formerly employed as an inspector with Sweettree, and as a seamstress with Donna Lee Sportswear. Diane was an excellent cook, and was well known for her fried chicken, chicken casserole, cheddar lasagna, and her Thanksgiving dressing. She also loved to give everyone Ferrero Roche chocolates at Christmas time. Diane loved her family and grandchildren and enjoyed taking family trips to Kure Beach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Butch" Ralph Childers Jr.

Survivors include her sons, "Chip" Ernest Ralph Childers III and wife, Maria of Cherryville, and William Mark Childers and wife, Cissy of Crouse; sisters, Midge Robbs (Jimmy), and Martha Jo Cameron (David); sister-in-law, Mary Dauer (Ray); eight grandchildren, Nicholas Childers, Coleman Childers, Riley Childers, Bailey Childers, Chelsea Childers, Madison Childers, Jackson Childers, and Danica Childers; great grandchildren, Oakland Motsinger and Max Childers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Huss officiating. Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Carpenter's Funeral & Cremation Services.

Memorials may be made to either Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mount Zion Church Road, Cherryville, NC 28021, or Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte and Lincolnton Region.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

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