Mr. Charles "Charlie" Evans Cline

October 25, 1921March 27, 2014

Charles Evans Cline, 92, of Montgomery passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his home in Montgomery. Mr. Cline, known as Charlie, was born October 25, 1921 in Bay Minette, Alabama to Arthur Milton and Estelle Christine (Weatherford) Cline. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Jennings Evans Cline of Knoxville, TN; his sister Ruby Louise Armstrong, brother-in-law W.D. Armstrong; niece Kristen Vinson of Bay Minette; half-brother Curtis Cline of LaGrange, GA; half-sister Florine Smith of Oakville, WA; brothers-in- law James Smith of Waurika, OK and Bernest Cain of San Antonio, TX, and several uncles and aunts. Mr. Cline served in World War II in the Army Air Corp. He received his education at the University of Oklahoma, where he received a degree in Journalism. He was a faithful member of the Dalraida Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder for over 40 years. His working career was spent as Editor and Publisher for the Hatton-Brown Company. Charlie was an avid reader and had a passion for Creek Indian history, speaking to various groups sharing this history. For many years, he enjoyed fishing with his buddies, George McGough, Jack Turner, Bill Sims, and Clyde Donegan. He and his wife Beth, enjoyed many years of traveling through-out the country seeing many memorable sights. He will be remembered for his wisdom and compassion for others. He is survived by his devoted wife of 70 years, Irma Beth; his children: Charleen Beth Read (David) of Brandon, MS, Sherman Weatherford Cline (Becky) of Dickson, TN; daughter-in-law Barbara Cline of Knoxville, TN; 7 grandchildren: Lisa Cline of Burlington, VT, Gabrielle Snell (Jeff) of Knoxville, TN, Brian Read (Chantelle) of Keller, TX, Ashley Wilson (David) of Farmers Branch, TX, Christopher Read of Brandon, MS, Rachel Ann Hedge (Chris) of Dickson, TN, Evans Cline (Holly) of Dickson, TN. He is also survived by 7 great grandchildren: Noah, Asher, and Eli Read, Rhett Wilson, Charlie and Sophia Hedge, Olivia Cline, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, March 31, 2014 at Leak Memory Chapel with visitation at 10 am. Minister Doug Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. A special thank you for all the acts of kindness shown by friends, family and the special care he received from his caregivers. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 31, 2014

Mr. Charles "Charlie" Evans Cline

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Jean Spiro

April 1, 2014

Dear Beth & family, No words can express my deepest love and care for you in the loss of my friend Charlie, but then on the other hand, I could use hundreds of words to tell you how much I appreciated him over these past 45 plus years. It was so good to work with him at the Dalraida church office. He always treated me with such kindness and thoughtfulness. I enjoyed typing up one of the books he wrote several years ago. We shared news about our families on several occasions.....Walt and I will always remember him as a truly special Christian man. We love you, Beth, Jean & Walt

March 31, 2014

Our hearts & prayers go out for all of you at this time of great loss. Bro. Cline will always be remembered for the great Christian example he & Sister Cline showed each and every time we saw them enter the church building for worship. We will always remember his beautiful deep velvety voice.
In Christian Love, Al & Melba Byrd

March 31, 2014

Beth, Charleen, and Sherman- my prayers are with you now as Evans goes on to be with Little Jigger and Daddy; as well as other beloved family gone from us. Daddy loved him so much!...Some of the best times I remember as a child were going to your house with Evans grilling hamburgers and having homemade peach ice cream. Charleen, Sherman and Tommy and I would play hide-and-seek in the house. Evans was a wonderful loving man and was not afraid to show his emotion for family and friends. Much Love, Linda (Weatherford) and Mike Sullivan.

Von and Richard Stone

March 30, 2014


I am so sorry and sad to here of Charlie's passing. He was a wonderful man, Christian and role model for all of us. He will be missed and remembered with much love. May God comfort you and all of your family during this very difficult time.

Voncile (Daniels)and Richard Stone

Gene Jackson

March 30, 2014

Charles was a good man. He was my friend for many years. My sympathy to the family.

March 30, 2014

Farewell my sweet, handsome, gentle cousin. Your passing leaves many to mourn here on earth, and many to rejoice in heaven.


March 29, 2014

Beth,Charleen and Sherman,
Francoise and I want to express our condolences on the occasion of Evan's passing, another Creek Indian chief has gone to the "HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS" may the "GREAT SPIRITS" watch over you all.