James William "Bill" Chelf
Of Bluford Died
At Age 66
James William "Bill" Chelf, 66, Bluford, died 9:55 a.m. Oct. 5, 1990, at
Crossroads Community Hospital.
Mr. Chelf was a retired railroad employee.
He was born March 21, 1924, in Hamilton County, a son of Owen Thomas and
Neoma (Gossage) Chelf. Feb. 5, 1974, in Jefferson County, he married
Patsy Morgan, who survives.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with
the Rev. Rudolph Schlag officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery
with graveside military rites to be conducted by American Legion Jefferson Post 141.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Chelf is survived by two sons, Michael Allen Melton and
Anthony Lee Melton, both of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Angela Dawn Chelf of Bluford and
Patricia Wellen of Dahlgren; three brothers; four sisters; three granddaughters; and
Mr. Chelf was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Jefferson Post 141.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Oct. 5, 1990
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans