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William Henry Cheney

September 6, 1929 ~ June 4, 2017 (age 87)

William Henry Cheney, Sr. 87, of Highlands, NC and Palm Beach, FL passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Palm Beach. He was born in Columbus, GA to Foster Cheney and Lucy Sheridan Cheney. He was married to Eleanor McCarty Cheney who preceded him in death on October 14, 2014.

Mr. Cheney was a real estate developer and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He loved fishing, golf and painting.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Cheney Knox of Newnan, GA and Eleanor Frances Cheney of Palm Beach, FL; one son, William Henry "Will" Cheney, Jr. of Sarasota, FL; seven grandchildren and three great‑grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Cheney was preceded in death by a grandson, James Gilliam Cheatham, Jr. and a brother, John Foster Cheney.

A graveside service will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Highlands Memorial Park.

Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cheney family. Online condolences may be made at






 Service Information

Graveside Service
June 9, 2017

2:00 PM
Highlands Memorial Park
Memorial Park Drive
Highlands, NC 28741

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