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Obituary for Doris Cheek (Sorrells)

Doris Cheek, age 86, of Franklin, passed away on May 4th, 2022, peacefully at home.

Doris was born in Macon County, NC, to the late Reverend Lester and Annie Guffey Sorrells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Gene” Ray Cheek; brothers, Herman, TJ, Ralph, Marshall, and Floyd Sorrells; and 3 sisters, Margaret Bennett, Hazel Johnson, and Sis Frazier.

Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of the Black Mountain Baptist Church, a member of Macon County Coon Club Association for 30 years, she was pianist for over 40 years for churches in the surrounding area.

She is survived by her son, Michael Eugene Cheek; and her daughter, Cathy Helen Holland; sisters, Lessie Miller, Kathryn Solesbee, Ethel Sheffield; brother, Jack Sorrells; 4 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and loved ones 10am to 11am on May 10th, 2022, at Macon Funeral Home.

A service will follow at 11am at Macon Funeral Home.

Rev. Cale Stancil will officiate.

Burial to follow at Union United Methodist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mitchell Bowman, Justin Poindexter, Jay Gwinn, Derek Lehnert, David Elliot, and Kenny Elkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Black Mountain Baptist Church.

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Macon Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.