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12/3/2021 7:50:00 PM
June Childress Earnest
November 24, 1940 - November 30, 2021

TROY, N.C. - June Childress Earnest, 81, of Troy passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Atrium Health Northeast in Concord.

She was born November 24, 1940 in Mecklenburg County to the late Mack Herron Childress and Rose Jane Hall Childress. June was a member of Friendly Chapel Baptist Church in Maiden and retired with Sign Here in Denver after many years of service. She enjoyed reading.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Mack H. Childress; and nephew, Mitch Childress.

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband of 44 years Jerry A. Earnest of the home; sons Robert Gettys and wife Julie of Charlotte, Gary Gettys of Maiden; daughter Tina G. Webb and husband Paul of Lincolnton; sister Ann Patterson of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren April Allen, Krystal Holman, Tim Webb, Robert Gettys, Jake Gettys, and Jessie Gettys; and great-grandchildren Brayson Holman, Callie Holman, and Margo Webb.

A service to celebrate June’s life will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church in Maiden. Rev. Jeff Harris and Rev. Jack Homesley will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church. Those serving as pallbearers are Mike Byus, Carol Robinson, Tim Webb, Robert Gettys, Billy Allen, and Jimmy Childress.

Memorials may be made to Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2370, Denver, NC 28037.

Condolences may be sent to the Earnest family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Earnest family.

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