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OBITUARY: Roy C. 'Doc' Cheatwood

Roy C. "Doc" Cheatwood, 83, passed away Aug. 18, 2012 in Palm Desert, Calif. following a long illness.

He was born Sept. 12, 1928 in Paden, Okla. to Mary E. and George Cheatwood.

Doc's family moved to Blythe when he was 13 years old. He served three years in the Navy, being recalled during the Korean conflict, and was a VFW life member.

He married Mildred Murray on July 2, 1949 in Salome, Ariz. He was employed by CalTrans for 38 years and retired in 1990.

Doc enjoyed traveling to Bluegrass festivals and helped establish the Blythe Bluegrass Festival.

Doc is survived by his wife, Mildred; sons, Roy D. of Indio and George of Palm Desert; brother, Arnold O. (Norma) of Brawley; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Ellen; his sisters and one brother, Hazel (Fred) Plemmons, Opal (Warren) Starkey, Lola (Durell) Plemmons and Hershel (Opal) Cheatwood.

A memorial service for Doc was held on Aug. 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Frye Chapel.

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