24 May 2011

R. B. Cheves Dead (Tombstone Tuesday)


Was 52 Years Old and Well Known [in] Church Circles

R. B. Cheves died yesterday morning about 10 o'clock at his home on Center street in East Macon.

He was a prominent citizen, and had lived in Macon several years. He was 52 years old, and his illness had lasted a long time. He was known as a faithful church worker.

He leaves a wife and one son. Three brothers, R. H., J. L., and Howard Cheves, all of Macon, survive him. He has five sisters, Mrs. J. S. Weaver of Cordele, Mrs. T. J. Christian of Atlanta, Mrs. A. C. Moye of Davisboro, Mrs. W. H. Harrell and Miss Willie Cheves of Macon.

The funeral will occur at 4 o'clock this afternoon from his residence. His last resting place will be in Rose Hill cemetery. The pall-bearers are: B. W. James, J. C. Jones, C. G. Woodall, Charlie Whidby, F. M. Jones and D. P. Ivey. Rev. Dr. Hillyer will conduct the funeral services. ["R. B. Cheves Dead," Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA), 4 July 1903, GenealogyBank]

R. B. Cheves is Robert, son of Henry and Martha E. Cheves. He was born in Georgia 3 November 1851. He rests in Eglantine Square of Rose Hill Cemetery with his parents and sister Willie G.

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