13 January 2011

Death of Mr. Henry Cheves

Macon Telegraph, Georgia
28 May 1905
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Aged Contractor and Builder Passes Away After a Few Weeks Illness

Mr. Henry Cheves passed peacefully away last night at 8 o'clock at his home in East Macon after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Cheves was 70 years of age and a loving father of eight children. They are, Mrs. J. S. Weaver, of Cordele; Mrs. T. J. Christian, of Atlanta; Mrs. W. C. Moye, of Davisboro; Mrs. W. H. Harrel and Miss Willie Cheves of this city, also Messrs. R. H., J. L., and Howard Cheves of this city. The deceased was a Confederate veteran, having fought with distinction throughout the Civil War. He moved to Macon in 1869 from Fort Valley, and since then has been engaged in contracting and building work.

The funeral services will occur this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the East Macon Baptist church, Rev. Perry Lee, pastor, will officiate. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery. The following gentlemen are requested to serve as pallbearers, Messrs. C. Y. Woodall, B. W. James, John Jones, T. L. Bollinger, R. P. Jones, and Clarence McCall."

The next day, the following was also found in the Macon Telegraph:


He Was Laid to Rest in Rose Hill Cemetery

The funeral services over the body of Mr. Henry Cheves, the aged contractor, who died at his home in East Macon Saturday night were held at the East Macon Baptist church yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

There was a large crowd in attendance and the casket was covered with beautiful flowers which showed the high esteem and respect in which he was held by his many friends. Rev. Perry Lee conducted the services very impressively. The interment was in Rose Hill cemetery."

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