Remembering W. Augustus Cheatham

With a heavy heart, Pine Forge Academy and its supporters remember Wilbert Augustus Cheatham, former Principal of the Academy, who passed away this week.  Elder Cheatham is remembered as a man of honor and integrity, under his leadership the Academy saw remarkable growth.

As shared by our Alumni Association:
From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Cheatham served as principal and business manager of Pine Forge Academy. During those years, the enrollment increased from 110 to 285.  A new campus church was constructed, funds were raised for a new gymnasium, an extensive campus beautification project was initiated, and the academic accreditation was renewed.

Mr. Cheatham held many prestigious positions and has a long list of accomplishments and awards. Today we honor the husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, leader and man of God, “Gus”, as he was affectionately called by all who knew and loved him.

We pray for peace and comfort to the family and all those who are touched by this great loss.


Sonya Sampson
The National Pine Forge Academy Alumni Association

3 Responses to "Remembering W. Augustus Cheatham"

  1. sorry to hear of his passing. He and his wife were truly inspirational in my life. My condolences and prayers to the family at this time.

  2. My fondest memories of Mr. Cheatham are of him driving the school bus like a crazy man to and from our PFA choir engagements. Most nights we would return from a trip, he would stop at a McDonalds and treat everyone! It was a big deal to us since we weren’t allowed to have meat on campus. I always thought he was a very handsome man. I assumed he was a loving and caring person as well when I saw how he took care of his wife. You could tell he carried the weight of the school on his shoulders and really cared about the future of Pine Forge Academy. He was a good man.

    I pray that this email brings a smile to the family.

  3. this school is a better place because of Gus. his family was always so kind to me when I attended this great institution. my heart is heavy for Wendell his brother home I considered to be one of the best doctors in the world. made this family find comfort in reading Psalms 27 and 46. it will not be long therefore we see this man of God walking the streets of gold. until then, they he rest in peace. my prayers are with this family who supported Pine Forge Academy

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