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Obituary for Matthew "Max" William Cheatham

DURHAM: Matthew “Max” William Cheatham, 28, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his home in Durham. He was born on January 15, 1989, the son of Leonard William “Bill” Cheatham, III and Brenda Maddox Cheatham of Durham.

Born and raised in Durham, Max attended Riverside High School where he excelled in playing lacrosse. After high school, Max joined his family businesses.
In addition to his parents, Max is survived by his sister, Melanie Cheatham of Wilmington; and son, Aiden Young of Franklinton.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow at Pleasant Green United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Clements Funeral Home.

Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to The Animal Protection Society of Durham; 2117 E. Club Blvd., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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Visitation Prior to the Service




10:00 AM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service Following Visitation




11:00 AM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Pleasant Green United Methodist Church Cemetery

3005 Pleasant Green Road
Durham, NC 27705


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