Albert Butler Chatham of Altha, Florida, and State Road, North Carolina, died peacefully on April 3, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer.
He is survived by a multitude of family and friends whom he loved dearly and who loved him in return.
Born on December 20, 1955, to Hugh Gwyn Chatham and Mary Morehead Chatham, Albert grew up on his beloved Klondike Farm. He attended Elkin City Schools, Asheville School, and Brandon Hall, where he developed a lifelong love of art and history. A skilled writer and poet, a designer of houses, a sailor and fisherman, and someone who never met a stranger, Albert enriched the lives of all who knew him.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 5th, at 11:00 a.m. at Galloway Memorial Church, 312 West Main Street, Elkin, North Carolina. The family received friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017; Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; or a charity of the donor's choice.
John Kennedy, funeral director, is assisting the Chatham family with funeral arrangements.