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Helen Cheek

October 31, 1923 August 12, 2019
Helen Cheek
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Obituary for Helen Cheek

HURDLE MILLS: Helen Grounds Cheek, 95, passed away today August 12, 2019 after a short stay at the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Healthcare. Helen was born October 31, 1923 in Ironton, Ohio to Oliver Charles and Hazel Grounds. She meet the love of her life Foy Calvin Cheek of Durham, NC and they married October 13th 1951 in Dillon, SC. Foy “Red” Cheek passed April 9, 1992.

Helen joined the West Durham Church of God in 1951 and has served the Lord faithfully. She especially loved tent meetings and home comings, and just a good gospel sing. She and several friends have a prayer chain that crosses the country.

Helen has two brothers, Clifford and Walter Grounds and one sister Juanita Wiley whom she will join in Heaven. She also has one brother Oliver “Skip” Grounds Jr. who lives in Powder Springs Georgia. Helen has numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews whom she loves and cherished dearly.

Helen and her sister lived in Durham until 2003 when they moved to Hurdle Mills, NC where they lived with her nephew Ronnie Wiley and his wife Patti and their sons Sam and Mark. She loved family time and good cook outs and loved spoiling the boys. She also traveled cross country with her brother Skip and his wife Elsie, a memory she loved to talk about.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14 at Clements Funeral Home in Hillsborough. A funeral service will follow visitation at Clements Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations can be made to SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Healthcare, 100 Roundtree Way, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Hillsborough. Online condolences may be sent to

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