MOUNT HOLLY – Rachel Maxine Orr Cheek, 80, formerly of Charlotte, died Oct. 13, 2012 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas.
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She was born in Union County, N.C., daughter of the late Earl M. and Mary Pressley Orr, and was preceded in death by her husband, Wilton Parks Cheek; and a daughter, Dianne Marie Cheek.
A retired clerk from Charlotte Memorial Hospital, she was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church, the Woodmen of the World and the Mount Holly Senior Citizens group "Sole Patrol."
Survivors include a son, Darryl Parks of Chester, Va.; a sister, Bobbie Cooke of Mount Holly; a brother, William Kenneth Orr and wife Peggy of Matthews; a special niece, Sherry Cooke; and special nephew, Terry Cooke.
Funeral service conducted by the Rev. Larry Burns will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednes-day.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28053.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 15, 2012