Billy Gray Childress Billy Gray Childress, 43, of Congo Road in North Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at the Gorgon Hospice Home of Statesville. He was born June 20, 1965 in Yadkin County to James Gray Childress and Betty Lou Bowman Craig. He was preceded in death by his father; grandmother, Annie Childress; William Howard Childress; and an uncle, Richard Childress. Surviving are his children, Nathan Gray Childress and Brandy Childress; his mother, Betty B. Craig; sister, Lena (Randy) Walker; four brothers, Lewis (Diane) Peterson, David Childress, Stephen Childress, and Randy (Crystal) Childress; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a special cousin, Karen Petal. A graveside service will be held at noon, Monday, Jan. 5 at Bible Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Dwayne Lankford. Online condolences may be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Jonesville is serving the Childress Family.