|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1821|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1874|
The Georgia Enterprise, August 7, 1874
Departed this life on the morning of the 1st inst., at his residence in
Covington, Dr. F. M. CHENEY, of heart disease, 54th year of his age.
The announcement of this sad intelligence, produced a shock in this
community. Apparently in the enjoyment of his usual good health, he was in the discharge of his duties up to the evening preceding the fatal attack, when feeling unwell, he left his office at about 5 o'clock and went home. He
passed a sleepless night, but in the morning appeared quiet and easy and in response to a call to visit a patient, promised to go immediately after breakfast. His companion retired to prepare him a cup of coffee and returned to find him a corpse. Thus passed away a good citizen, an able and skillful
physician and a fervant and zealous member of Christ's Kingdom on earth.
While friends deplore his departure and his loss to the Baptist Church at Covington is irreparable, it is within the sacred precincts of his own house that this heavy calamity fills with blighting and crushing weight.
If one may be permitted to speak of the family circle, no greater __ can be pronounced than has been truly said of him," that the precincts of his own family constituted a little Heaven on earth." His happiness was at home.
Dr. Cheney was a man of rare virtues. He was ever an advocate for temperance, morality and all the traits of character that elevate and improve the moral condition of mankind.
At an early age in company with his Father he settled in Texas, and there in the year 1847 he consecrated his life to his Redeemer, and united himself with the Baptist Church. In the year 1848 he removed to Georgia, his native State,
and soon after was called to the ministry. In that capacity he labored faithfully and zealously to the day of his death, and his friends have the consolation to believe that his efforts are not without their fruits, and that
his redeemed spirit is now in the full fruition of the joys of the finally
Dr. Cheney was a man of perserverance and energy, and whatever undertaking claimed his attention he took hold of it with a will and determination to succeed. At the close of the late struggle he was left with but little of this world's goods, and had to commence life anew. He realized the situation and did
not despair, but like a true man went nobly to work, and succeeded by honest effort and incessant toil in accumulating and supplying his family with all the necessaties and comforts of life. May we all take warning by this sudden stroke of Providence, and like him be ready should the summons come for us at an
Added by ssk on Oct 16, 2010 8:24
Eliza Ann Callaway Cheney (1836 - 1895)*
John P Cheney (1853 - 1911)*
Lucy Ann Cheney Sandwich (1856 - 1928)*
Francis Marion Cheney (1859 - 1915)*
Fannie Lee Cheney (1862 - 1932)*
Herschell V Cheney (1867 - 1926)*
William Judson Cheney (1873 - 1942)*
AGED 53 YEARS
Covington City Cemetery
Maintained by: SK
Originally Created by: D.J.
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37767968
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.