Mr. Donald Childress, 55, of Newport, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Harris Hospital in Newport.

He was born July 17, 1957, in Newport, to the late Ed and Minnie Childress. He is survived by two sons, Dontaye Childress of Dallas, Texas, and Donald Childress of Newport; two daughters, Christy Ellis of Newport, and Ebony Childress of Waukegan, Ill.; six brothers, Leonard Moore, Charles Childress, and Billy Childress, all of Newport, Reonard Childress of Little Rock, Edward Childress and John Childress, both of Atlanta, Ga.; five sisters, Patsy Bond of Memphis, Tenn., Margaret Davis of Brownsville, Tenn., Sharon Edward of West Point, Miss., Shirley Calamese and Lucy West, both of Newport; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church with Pastor Reonard Childress officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Shoffner. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Taylor & Kimbrough Funeral Home. Arrangements by Taylor & Kimbrough Funeral Home.