Funeral services for Elva Lee Peyton Childs King, 93, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2022 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, July 15, 2022, at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
She was born on February 23, 1929 in Benoit, MS to Rayford and Annie Manor Peyton. She grew up in Hollandale and attended schools in Hollandale, Gunnison, and graduated from Carr Central High School, Vicksburg, MS in 1947.
On December 27, 1946 she married Aubrey Childs, divorced in 1963 and on June 10, 1979 she married Russell B. King.
Elva moved to Greenville in 1959 and went to work at Bory Warner in 1961 which later became Nicholson File, working there for 18 years. She lived in Greenville for 50 plus years where she was a member of Parkview Baptist Church for 30 years, then Grace Methodist when she married Russell.
She is preceded in death by her husband Russell B. King in 2008; her parents; son, Ronnie Childs in 2012; daughter, Debby Childs Bridges in 2019; brothers, R. B. and Frank Peyton; and sisters, Dorris P. Hester French, Latriene Cowell and Peggy Williams and a grandson, Jeff Childs.
She is survived by her children, 3 sons, Gerry Childs of Smyrna, TN, Peyton (Kathy) Childs of Shreveport, LA and Davey Childs of Greenville, MS; daughter, Libby Childs Woods of Madison, MS; daughter-in-law, Debie (Red) Childs of Haughton, LA; sister, Mamie Perotla of Oakley, CA; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.