Childers, Richard L
Childers, Richard L.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born at Macon, Georgia, October, 12, 1827. He was converted in 1841; spent the following five or six years acquiring a practical business education; graduated at Emory and Henry College, Virginia, in 1850; removed to Pleasant Hill, De Sisto, Parish, Louisiana, where he was some time engaged as a teacher in the Masonic Academy, and in 1851 entered the Louisiana Conference. He died at his post, in the midst of useful and arduous labors, of yellow fever, August 3, 1853. As a preacher, Mr. Childers was characterized by severe plainness, excellent method, and searching application. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1853, page 482.