Bernice (Beasley) Childress

April 12, 1930 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 91)


Bernice Beasley Childress, of Dunnville, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Fair Oaks Health and Rehab in Jamestown. She was 91 years of age.

Born on April 12, 1930, in Pulaski County, Bernice was the daughter of the late Virgil Beasley and Mahaley Parton Beasley Redmon. She was a devoted homemaker, foster parent, clerk, and cook. Bernice was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Robert Lee Childress, of Dunnville; two daughters, Gail (and Gary) Gosser, of Russell Springs, and Diana (and Talmadge) Derringer, of Campbellsville. Survivors also include one grandson, Travis (and Michelle) Gosser, of Bardstown; one granddaughter-in-law, Crystal Gosser, of Russell Springs; and three great-grandchildren, Logan, Landon, and Kaleb Gosser.

In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Childress, who passed away on January 19, 2017; three brothers, Estil Beasley, Millard Beasley, and Leonard Beasley; and seven sisters, Bertha McKinley, Gertrude Fox, Dora Baugh, Irene Baugh, Bessie Tarter, Ersie Delk, and Aldena Roberts; and one grandson, Trevor Gosser.

Funeral services are 1:00 P.M. C.S.T. on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Brother Mark Yaden and Brother Dwight Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. C.S.T. until time of the service on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Oak Grove Baptist Church.  

Pallbearers for Bernice will be Alan Patterson, Keith Patterson, John Bastin, Jason Bastin, Jamie Walters, Logan Gosser, Landon Gosser, and Kaleb Gosser.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Plano Fox, Dale Patterson, Don Lawson, Dennis Blakey, Noel Walters, Jim Tucker, Mike Bastin, and Winfred Harris.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Gideon’s International or the charity of one’s choice.

Bernice’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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July 7, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oak Grove Baptist Church

Funeral Service
July 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Oak Grove Baptist Church

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