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Charles Elliott Cheseldine, 1913-1987

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He gave of his best in service to his Lord. He was Charles Elliott Cheseldine born in Washington, D.C., December 19, 1913. He was orphaned at the age of 6. He served his country in World War II as a Torpedoman Third Class, USN and was discharged June 1948. He was a graduate of Moorehead State College, Asbury College, Emory University and Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia.

Charles E. Cheseldine began his ministry in Kentucky in 1955 serving Middleburg, Willow Springs, Cynthenna, Elmarch and Telton Circuit. He entered the Virginia conference in 1958 and served the Richmond Circuit, West Mathews, Dillwyn, and Axton.

In June 1979 he retired to his home in Dillwyn, Virginia. During the years of retirement he supplied pulpits in the local churches. He was very active in many civic organizations including service on the Dillwyn Rescue Squad and was a certified emergency medical technician there. Charles Cheseldine was a 32-degree Mason and served as worshipful master for two years in lodge No. 315. His hobbies included building furniture, painting wood crafts and marquetry. God called his servant home on April 15, 1987. Memorial services were held at the Bethlehem Baptist Church on the evening of April 17, 1987. He is survived by his wife, Mamie, and his daughter, Joyce Jent.

--Joyce C. Jent



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