Born 1-9-1921 -- Died 11-25-2004
Charles Edward Cheatham, 83, of Melbourne, died Nov. 25, 2004, at his home in Melbourne. He was born Jan. 9, 1921, to Robert Thomas Edmond and Sarah (Sadie) Forest Chatham at Knob Creek.
He was a member of the Belview Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher for many years. He served as treasurer of the Rocky Bayou Baptist Association for 24 years. He taught school for two years at Knob Creek and Jumbo.
He served six years as the Izard County Treasurer and 30 years as the Izard County and Circuit Clerk. He was also a member of the Melbourne Lions Club where he served as secretary treasurer for over 40 years.
He was chairman of the Izard County Democratic Committee and served on the Arkansas State Democratic Committee. He was president of the Izard County Historical Society. He served on the original foundation board for the Independence Regional Museum and was a member of the NADC for 12 years and served on the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Rheudean Musgrove Cheatham of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law -- Ronald and Barbara Cheatham of Batesville, Donald and Teresa Cheatham of Melbourne, and Lonnie Cheatham of Lone Rock; one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Danny Moser of Calico Rock; one sister, Pearl Rush of Melbourne; four grandchildren -- Bradley and wife, Lori Cheatham of Nashville, Ashley and husband, Mat Dellinger of Melbourne, Jason Cheatham of Melbourne, and Kasey Moser of Calico Rock; great-grandchild, Haley Cheat-ham; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and six sisters -- Bertie Knowles, Keffie Lawrence, Novella Gossage, Lola Tidwell, Pearl Roddy and Zelma Cheatham.
The funeral service was Nov. 28 at Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne with Doyne Robertson and Raymond Carneal officiating. Interment followed at Page Cemetery near Melbourne with arrangements by Howard Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Wayne Wilson, Kevin Johnson, Tom Teague, James Sitton, Jerry McFarland, Bob Morris, Glen Williams and Gray Dellinger.
Honorary pallbearers were J.R. Knowles, Darrell Knowles, Bill Knowles, Delano Roddy, Loye Lawrence, Wade Rush, Leon Gossage and Leonard Gossage.