Think Cheney, of Huntsville, Ala., died on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. He was raised in Florence, attended Coffee High School and Florence State Teachers College. He graduated from the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. His career began with Lauderdale Abstract Company and the Home Builders Association prior to establishing his commercial real estate business. He earned the SRA and MAI professional designations from the Appraisal Institute. Tink served as president of the Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the North Alabama Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He has served as a member of the Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board, the Florence Planning Commission and the Civil Service Board. He also served on the Boards of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and Montreat Apartments. He is survived by his wife Beverly Cheney; children Marshall (Ari Berkowitz) of Norman, Oklahoma and Walton Cheney of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren Rachel Berkowitz and Dalya Berkowitz. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Florence. Lifelong friends The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Caldwell and the Rev. Cathy Hoop, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Habitat for Humanity or the First Presbyterian Church music program. Steve Chenault and Elkins Funeral Home are assisting the family.
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