2014-02-13 / Obituaries

Clifton Holmes Cheney, 60, Drove School Bus

Clifton Holmes Cheney, formerly of Northfield and Williamstown, Vt., died on December 30, 2013 at his home in Landrum S.C. at the age of 60. He had been in failing health and suffered a fatal heart attack.

He was born on March 30, 1953 in Perth Amboy, NJ, the third son of Merton Lincoln Cheney and his wife Lois(Holmes) . He graduated in 1971 from Northfield High School, in Northfield, Vt. Shortly after, he joined the US. Air Force and become an MP serving in Okinawa. After the service, he settled into the home his parents had owned on Mill HIll Road in Northfield He married Debra(Miller) on August 25, 1979.

Clif was a very hard worker and held a variety of jobs in Vermont. His favorite job was as a school bus driver for the Northfield School District, and he was well liked by the students and parents. He also worked as a custodian at the high school.He and his family later moved to Williamstown, Vt, but as his health began to decline, they decided to move to the warmer climate of South Carolina.,

Clif was predeceased by his father, Merton L. Cheney(1998), his step-mother Janice Cheney, and one grandson.

He is survived by his loving wife Debra,of Landrum, S.C., his mother Lois Hebert of Palm Bay,Fl., his five sons:Raymond Cheney (wife Sony) of Williamstown,Vt.;Theron Cheney(wife Amanda) of East Barre, Vt.;Christopher Cheney(wife Colleen) of Barre, Vt.;Clifton Cheney, Jr, (wife Kelly) of Northfield, Vt.; and Leon Cheney(wife Deborah) of S.C., two brothers: Merton L. Cheney (wife Sheri) of Indio, Ca.; Theron F. Cheney (wife Linda) of Palm Bay, Fl, a sister, Lauren(husband Bruce) Turner of South Royalton, Vt., a half-sister, Becky Dodge, and a half-brother, Joshua Cheney both in Vt.; his father-in-law Wilbur Miller of Landrum, S.C.: three sisters-in-law: and brother in law Robert Hunnel in Landrum,SC.; ten grandchildren, and many Aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Clif was greatly loved by all his relatives and friends. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.Even in poor heatlh his maintained his cheerfulness and good nature;he was kind hearted, going out of his way to help others in need. He was a man of deep faith, a member of Jehovah’s Witness Congregation, always putting his trust in Jehovah. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service was held by the Jehovah’s Witness’s Congregation at Kingdom Hall in Columbus,NC on January 4, 2014.

For those who wish to send cards, condolences, contributions, please send to : Mrs. Clifton H. Cheney....220 Stones Throw Drive, Landrum,SC 29356.

A memorial service will also be held at the home of Theron R. Cheney, 20 High Street, East Barre, Vt. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.with a pot luck supper to follow at 4 p.m. (A reminder will be published beforehand.)

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I miss him every day he was

I miss him every day he was my best friend and was always there for me. I'm even doing one last year of strings and dedicating all my concerts to his memory. He was always at my concerts and loved watching me do something I was good at. After he died I didn't know what I was going to do but I pushed forward and passed all my classes while shutting down my emotions so I could continue through my classes. My Grandma has had it rough since he died and he was as well her best friend.

Cliff's father and mine were

Cliff's father and mine were brother. I grew up with Cliff, he was more like a brother to me than cousin. I moved New York State in 1965 . But used to go see Cliff family once a year or so. Later years we lost track of each other ,but talked online.I learned a lot from Cliff,he never had a bad word to say about any one. I miss him . Elden Cheney

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