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Rhea Cheatham

She was a retired assistant postmaster at the former Elbridge post office.
She married the late J.B. Cheatham Sr. on May 19, 1946. He preceded her in death June 1, 1985. She and her late husband farmed their land in Elbridge for 75 years.
Mrs. Cheatham was active in the VFW in Dyersburg for many years.
“Miss Rhea,” as she was known in the community, enjoyed sewing, refinishing furniture, traveling and decorating her home.
She leaves three sons and their spouses whom she adored: Jerry and Ann Cheatham of Union City, Bernie and Teresa Ervin Cheatham of Obion and Tommy Cheatham of Obion.
Grandmother Rhea leaves seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Terry Lee Cheatham, on April 10, 1990; three brothers; and one sister.
Friends may call at Cryer Funeral Home in Obion on Monday, December 15, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, at the Zion Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Sternisha will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Billy Cheatham, Jay Cheatham, Jim Cheatham, D.J. Peery, Greg Ervin and Terry Lee Cheatham Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Simrell, David Albright, Larry Cunningham, Melvin Hollingsworth and Dan Armstrong.