Danny Cheeks

March 4, 1947November 30, 2011

Charles Danny Cheeks

Danny Cheeks, 64, of Brunswick, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 30 at his residence with his family at his side. A native of Hayesville, NC, Danny graduated from Hayesville High School in 1965. Danny 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 is 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, his son Ben Cheeks (Jill) and his grandchildren, Jackson and Ella Cheeks of Sydney, Australia. Also surviving Danny are his brothers David Cheeks and Donald Cheeks of Hayesville, NC, his step-sisters, Jennie Lee Fuller (Frank) of Rogersville, AL, Elaine Johnson, Sheila Evans, and Karen McClure (Jackie), all of Hayesville, NC, and his step-brothers, Larry Sellers (Peggy), Stephen “Doc” Sellers (Shirley) and Jackie Sellers (Brenda), also of Hayesville, NC. Danny is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at a visitation Sunday, December 4 from 6-8 pm at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, December 5 in the chapel at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Jackie Sellers and Reverend 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, Jake Carter and Trey DeLoach. Honorary pallbearers are Travis Bennett, 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


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 5, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, December 4, 2011

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kenny martin

December 9, 2011

So saddened to hear of Danny's passing, we were classmates at Hayesville and graduated together in 1965. Danny, always soft-spoken also did not hesitate to let his voice be heard in important matters. A great, great guy. We lost contact after graduation, but I always considered him a friend throughout these many years and he has a beautiful family to also remember him.

Jo Mercer

December 5, 2011

May God's grace surround and sustain you at this time. My most heart-felt thoughts of sympathy are with you.

Andy & Jennifer Gibson

December 5, 2011

The earliest & best memories I have of dear families, friends & neighbors all being the same people are the Cheeks family as we all grew up & lived in Hayesville.

Danny, his parents, brothers, & family are perfect examples of how we ought to be family, friends & neighbors to each other. You will be sorely missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

AL Kuzava

December 5, 2011

Danny, Thank you for being a friend and a mentor for my 30 years at Georgia Power. You will be missed.

Montine, Kathy and I will be praying for you.

Al and Kathy Kuzava

Melvin & Carolyn Gibson

December 4, 2011

Danny was a true friend. His friendship never wavered. Talking with him would always give your day a lift. He will be greatly missed.

Montine and Ben, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Weyman Stroud

December 3, 2011

Danny was a real life hero. My thoughts and prayers are with Montine and Ben. We will surely miss him. Thanks Danny for your service to our country and your kindness to everyone you knew. Weyman,Mark,and Marty Stroud

Jackie Sellers

December 3, 2011

We will miss him and his smile but not for long. Jack Sellers

Vickie & Buddy Lowe

December 2, 2011

Montine, I am so sorry for your loss. Danny was a good man and a good friend. I am so thankful to have known both of you and getting to renew our friendship this past year. I will long remember talking to Danny on the phone and our emails... My God comfort and strengthen you and your family in the days ahead.

Jay Newman

December 2, 2011

Thanks for all your thoughts, wisdom and memories that were provided for me and my family in our 30 years of working together.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jay and Janet Newman

December 2, 2011

I just want you all to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Danny was a great man. Danny was a big influence in my personal life as well as my life at Georgia Power. This world would be a better place if there were more people in it like Danny Cheeks. God Bless
Matt Dettmering