William Hudson Chesteen, Sr., 79, of French Camp, died of heart failure at his home
on Thursday, August 9. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11,
at French Camp Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Bridges officiating.
Visitation was held Friday, August 10, from 6 until 8 p.m., at French Camp Baptist
Mr. Chesteen was the son of the late Clarence and Iva Arline Bridges Chesteen. He
was a retired carpenter and a member of French Camp Baptist Church, where he
served as a deacon for over 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his
parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Chesteen of French Camp; daughter, Theresa
Pee of Ethel; son, Billy Chesteen of French Camp; sister, Betty Ruth Crouch of
Winona; three grandchildren, Gary Pee, Bethany Chesteen, and B. J. Chesteen; and
three great-grandchildren, Brody Pee, Christian Pee, and Mia Pee.
Pallbearers were his nephews. Deacons of French Camp Baptist
Church served as honorary pallbearers.
Burial was in French Camp Cemetery.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona handled arrangements. An online guestbook
may be viewed and signed at www.ofhwinona.com.