We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cooner Funeral Home, LLC.
Amos Ammon Chaney passed away peacefully and went to be with his Lord & Savior Jesus
Christ on June 1,2022. He was born October 12, 1928, to Lowman Chaney and Gertrude Sturkie
Chaney in Swansea, SC. Ammon served in the Air Force and then earned a Bachelor of Science
from the School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He worked in the tire sales
business serving clients throughout western NC for many years.
Ammon married the love of his life Audrey Hair Chaney and together they raised a family in
Asheville, NC. He was a long-time member of West Asheville Baptist Church where he served
as Sunday School Director and a Deacon. He spent the recent 20 years in Cary, NC near his son
and was a member at Salem Baptist Church and the Senior Adult bible fellowship group (he still
called it Sunday School). Ammon loved to meet and greet all those who came in his path and
especially enjoyed Friday outings to Ashworth Drugs with his great grandchildren to enjoy a hot
dog lunch. Ammon always strived to run the race each day and is now reunited with many loved
ones in a heavenly eternal life.
He is survived by his son Brad Chaney (Frankie) and daughter Amy Heffern (John), 5
grandchildren Carl Chaney (Elizabeth), Haley Chaney-Yost (Josh), Kathleen Heffern, Abby
Heffern & Caroline Heffern plus 3 great grandchildren Ezekiel, Haven & Amelia Chaney, a
sister-in-law Valarie Chaney and numerous nieces and nephews. Ammon was predeceased by
his wife Audrey Hair Chaney, siblings Lauriston Chaney, Brantley Chaney, Luke Chaney, Arden
Chaney, Louise Freeman and Gertelene Smith.
A visitation will be held at Salem Baptist Church, Apex NC on Sunday, June 5 from 3:30 to
5:00PM. A celebration of Ammon's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at
Spring Branch Baptist Church, 833 Deacon Road, Bamberg, SC. The family will receive friends
starting at 1 :30PM prior to the service and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The
Reverend Ken Sandifer will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Baptist building fund or the charity of your choice.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every
weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before
us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith ... " Hebrews 12:1-2