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Jess Bailey Cheatham Jr.


Jess Bailey Cheatham Jr.

Jess Bailey Cheatham Jr., 87, passed away May 21, 2014.

A native of Toccoa, Ga., he was the husband of Elizabeth Blain Cheatham, of Pisgah Forest, and the son of Jess B. and Irene Johnson Cheatham.

After attending Toccoa schools, he went on to graduate at Darlington School for Boys, in Rome, Ga. He entered the service during World War II as a midshipman (USNR), and later was attached to HQ 8th Army in the Pacific and the occupation of Japan.

Following the service, he entered Auburn University and later graduated from the University of the South (Sewanee), in Tennessee. At Sewanee he...

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