Bill Cheatham

HOT SPRINGS — Bill R. Cheatham, 82, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away Friday July 5, 2013. He was born September 18, 1930 in Bradley, Ark., to the late Wilburn Zachary and Thelma (Adams) Cheatham.

Bill retired after 33 years at International Paper in Pine Bluff, where he lived for 48 years. He was an avid fisherman and loved his family. Bill enjoyed singing and preaching and was a dedicated servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Alvenia Cheatham; sons, Kevin Cheatham (Anita), David Cheatham (Leah); daughters, Shawna Terry (Donnie), Yvonne Sipes; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. Service will immediately follow at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Mike Pounders and Bro. John McCallum officiating. Guests may register at