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Clyde A. Chathams, SSgt., USAF (Fallen)January 08, 1935 – June 07, 1960
4500th Operation Squadron, USAF
Airman’s Rites Are Slated Here
Funeral services for S/Sgt. Clyde A. Chatham, 25, of 372 Mason Boulevard, will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from Wright and Ferguson Chapel, with Rev. J. L. Reeves, pastor of Paul Truitt Memorial Baptist Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Carl E. Talbert, pastor of Pearl Baptist Church.
Sgt. Chatham, a member of 4500 Operations Sqdr. at Langley Air Force Base, VA., was killed Tuesday at Patuxent, MD., when a Navy jet plane crashed into a waiting USAF H-19 helicopter on which he was a crew chief.
He was a graduate of Brandon High School; was a charter member of Paul Truitt Memorial Baptist Church, and served as manager of Chatham’s Motel before entering the Armed Forces.
His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Walker Chatham; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Chatham of Jackson; four sisters, Mrs. J. W. Brooks, Mrs. Lewis P. Noble, Mrs. Gene Quidley and Miss Kathleen Chatham; one brother, George Catham; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Ada Chatham of Jackson and Mrs. Ben Albert of Belzoni.
Interment will be made in Cedarlawn Cemetery with full military rites at the graveside.
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