Prominent Republican activist Velma Childers is dead after a car crash yesterday near Pikeville.
Childers died at Pikeville Medical Center after a crash on U.S. 23.
She was one of the state Republican party's most active volunteers and also a civic leader in Pikeville.
Visitation starts Friday at 6 p.m. at J.W. Call Funeral Home in Pikeville.
Her funeral is Saturday at 1 p.m at First Baptist Church of Pikeville.
Childers was 79.