Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 26, 2011

Charlie “Mun” Cheeks

FREEMAN —  Charlie "Mun" Cheeks, age 80, of East Rogers Street, Freeman, W.Va., formerly of McDowell County, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, July 24, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. after a short illness. Born January 7, 1931 in Algoma, W.Va., he was the son of the late Walter Cheeks and Mary Sizemore Cheeks Belcher. He was affiliated with the Pentacostal Holiness faith, and he was a retired coal miner and co-owner from B.B. & C. Coal Company on Burke Mt. near Keystone. He was a resident of McDowell County most of his life and had resided in Freeman for the past 25 years. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed Cheeks and Tommy Belcher; three sisters, Ruby Keller, June Todd, and Freda Mitchem; and three stepsons, David, James, and Dewey Dennison, Jr. 

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Inez Dickerson Cheeks of the home; children, Missy Tickle and husband Kevin of Bramwell, W.Va., Junior Cheeks of Pineville, W.Va., Lynn Rose and husband Lonnie of Tennessee, Sue Paliska of Michigan, Barry Cheeks of Michigan, Charlie Monroe Cheeks Jr. of Michigan, Deserah Tickle of Bramwell, W.Va.; one brother, Farlin Belcher and wife Pansy of Michigan; two sisters, Hattie Hamilton and husband Odry of North Carolina, Bonnie Messick and husband Gary of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 29, 2011 at 12:00 noon at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Northfork, W.Va. with the Reverend Gary Messick and the Reverend Bill Belcher officiating. Burial will follow at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W.Va. Friends may call Thursday night at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Widener Funeral Home, Northfork, W.Va.

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