Athleen Childs Kimbrell

Oxford, Miss. — Funeral services for Athleen Childs Kimbrell, 86, Oxford, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel, Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Kimbrell died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
She was born in River Falls, Ala., the daughter of Ozie Barney Childs and Lillian Baker Childs.
Mrs. Kimbrell was a retired optician and owner of Kara Optical.
She attended Peace Lutheran Church where she was active for many years. While living in Lawrence, Kan., she attended Emanuel Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Chester Kimbrell, Oxford; a daughter, Karen Kathlea Smith, Oxford; a son, W. David Kimbrell, Santa Fe, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. before services Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, The Division of Public Affairs, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.
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