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Doris Eileen Lightner Cheek, 84, of Newberry, died Monday, May 8, 2017, at her residence.

Born on March 7, 1933, in Paris, OH, she was the daughter of Elmer Everett and Esther Gerhart Lightner. She had worked as a bookkeeper and following retirement she and her husband, J.B., were sanctioned by the North American Mission Board to work with the Campers on Mission. For a period of ten or twelve years she ministered for the Lord by assisting with the establishment of a church in Goshen, IN and sharing Gods word to carnival workers each year at the annual Strawberry Festival in Florida. Upon ultimate retirement to Newberry she joined Glenn Street Baptist Church where she was active in Sunday School and the WMU and continued to serve the Lord at every opportunity.

Mrs. Cheek is survived by her husband, John Bynum “J.B.” Cheek; sons, Phil Oakes, Tim Oakes, and Matt Oakes; step-children, Keith Cheek, Kevin Cheek, Amy Cheek, Valerie Cheek-Tucker and Philip Cheek; eight grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Glenn Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Whitesides. The family will receive friends following the service.

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#5 Risa Cromer 2017-05-14 22:55
Mr. J.B., so sorry to hear of Mrs. Doris' passing. I saw her at radiation the last day or so that I had mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Those precious memories that you have of her will never be forgotten & will help you in the days to come. In case you don't remember me, I used to be the pianist at Glenn Street Baptist Church some 10 or so years ago. Ask Beverly, she can tell you. May you find peace & comfort in knowing that she is in a better place.May God bless you in the coming days.
#4 Christy Norton 2017-05-09 21:09
Mr. JB and family,
I sure am sorry about the passing of Mrs. Doris. She was so kind and loving and was a wonderful friend to my Mom. She will be missed. I am praying for you and the family.
#3 David & Carol Parnell 2017-05-09 07:32
JB, I am so sorry to hear this. I really liked Doris and I am sure she will be missed. She has moved on to be with her Lord.
#2 David & Karen Hughes 2017-05-08 18:43
Dear JB and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We have known Mrs. Doris for almost 25 yrs and the one thing that was constant was her love for the Lord and Mr. JB.May the Lord give you the comfort and peace you need.
#1 Janice Meeks 2017-05-08 18:12
I am so sad to learn of Doris'passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.