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Ida Lee Cheves

POSTED: April 24, 2013 4:00 a.m.

Ida Lee Cheves, 87, of Dahlonega, died April 20, 2013.

She was a true lady, mother, companion and friend.

Born Sept. 22, 1925 to the late Anton F. Solms Sr. and Annie Lee Woods Solms, she was born and raised in Savannah.

After attending public schools in Savannah, she matriculated from The University of Georgia with a BBA degree.

She was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and was involved in campus activities, one of which was being a freshman sports reporter for The Red and Black campus paper.

Ida Lee had her social clubs, volunteered with the Red Cross during the Korean Conflict and most significantly was a Pink Lady at Northside Hospital for 37 years.

All of her siblings, Tony Jr., James, Selma, William and Walter, preceded her in death.

Miss Ida Lee married James P. Cheves Jr. of Atlanta in 1949, where they lived and raised three children.

Survivors include her husband, James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr.; children and their spouses, James P. Cheves III, Thomas Gilbert and Brenda Cheves, Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" and Wayne Smith; three granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; various other relatives also survive.

Interment services were held at 11 a.m. April 23 at Arlington Memorial Park with the Rev. Maitland Laforce officiating.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.



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