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Cheeks, Charles Danny

Special Photo: Charles Danny Cheeks, 64, of Brunswick, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, at his residence, with his family at his side. 

Special Photo: Charles Danny Cheeks, 64, of Brunswick, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, at his residence, with his family at his side. 

Charles Danny Cheeks, 64, of Brunswick, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, at his residence, with his family at his side. A native of Hayesville, N.C., Danny graduated from Hayesville High School in 1965. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He then went to work for Georgia Power Company, where he retired after 37 years of service. Danny was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee Lanning Cheeks, and his father, Carl Monroe Cheeks.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Montine Bennett Cheeks; son, Ben Cheeks (Jill); grandchildren, Jackson and Ella Cheeks, of Sydney, Australia; brothers, David Cheeks and Donald Cheeks, of Hayesville, N.C.; stepsisters, Jennie Lee Fuller (Frank), of Rogersville, Ala., Elaine Johnson, Sheila Evans, and Karen McClure (Jackie), all of Hayesville, N.C.; stepbrothers, Larry Sellers (Peggy), Stephen “Doc” Sellers (Shirley), and Jackie Sellers (Brenda), also of Hayesville, N.C., and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at a visitation Sunday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, in Brunswick. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, in the chapel at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jackie Sellers, and the Rev. Sammy Chancey officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Chapel Park Cemetery, in Brunswick.

Serving as pallbearers are Tim Cheeks, Charlie Cheeks, Mike Cheeks, Matt Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Chris Bennett and Trey DeLoach. Honorary pallbearers are Travis Bennett, Jake Carter, Carmen Carter, Jack Cheeks, Kim Nieting, Piper Hill, Blair Hill, Lyndsey Calhoun, Heather Jackson, and Sylvia Gibson.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Danny’s name be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, Ga., 30033. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home of Brunswick, Ga., have been entrusted with arrangements. You may sign Danny’s online guestbook at www.edomillerandsons.com.