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Gladys Marie Wise Cheatham, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2018)

She was the matriarch of a distinguished Taylor County, KY family. She professed faith in Christ and loved her church, Raikes Hill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Jeff Cheatham, her husband of over 49 years. Gladys was a wonderful mother and homemaker; she had a kind, gentle spirit. She loved cooking and raising her flower and vegetable gardens. She was also a die-hard UK Wildcat fan. She leaves forty direct living descendants, spanning four generations.
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Gladys Marie Wise Cheatham of Merrimac, KY, died at 2:12amET, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home in Merrimac, Taylor County, KY.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. Joe Segree. Burial will be in Merrimac Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday January 9, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


Gladys Marie Wise Cheatham, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2018)

She was born was born November 17, 1925 at her home in Raikes Hill of Taylor County, KY. She died Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Merrimac, Taylor County, KY.

She professed faith in Christ and loved her church, Raikes Hill Baptist Church.

Gladys was a wonderful mother and homemaker; she had a kind, gentle spirit. She loved cooking and raising her flower and vegetable gardens. She was also a die-hard UK Wildcat fan.

She united in marriage to Jeff Cheatham June 26, 1941. He preceded her in death February 28, 1991.

She is survived by:
  • Seven sons and two daughters: Franklin Cheatham & wife, Shirley of Campbellsville, KY; Tom Cheatham & wife, Carole; and Louis Cheatham & wife, Marcia of Lexington, KY; Don Cheatham & wife, Rhonda of Campbellsville, KY; Jim Cheatham & wife, Margie of Elkhorn, KY; Mary Cheatham of Merrimac, KY; Roy Cheatham & wife, Linda of Canton, GA; Carol Vaughn & husband, Jay of Richmond, KY; and Jeff Cheatham Jr. of Merrimac, KY

  • Sixteen grandchildren

  • Fourteen great-grandchildren

  • One great-great-grandchild

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • and many other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by her mother Effie Pearl Raikes Wise and four brothers and five sisters: Jackson Wise, Annie Gribbins, Nellie Roberts, Ellic Wise, Troy Wise, Louise Reichardt, Kermie Wise, Lettie Miller and Charlene Ray.

Send condolences to the family of Gladys Marie Wise Cheatham

The family request expressions of sympathy be donations to Gideon Bibles or the Jeff & Gladys Cheatham Scholarship Fund at Campbellsville University. Those May be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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