Clara Mae Cheek Harris, 86, of Sanford, N.C., died Sat., May 25, 2013, at her home.
Mrs. Harris was born in Chatham County, Aug. 21, 1926, to the late William Spinks Cheek and Mamie Davis Cheek. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Clyde Cheek and William Cheek. She was the owner/operator of the Wilrik Beauty Shop. She later retired from the North Carolina Education System where she had been a school secretary and teachers assistant. She was a dedicated and beloved wife of 65 years. She was active in her church and community.
Surviving relatives include her husband, L. Reid Harris of the home; sons, Lynn R. Harris and wife Pam of Spartanburg, S.C. and W. Scott Harris of Hilton Head, S.C.; daughter, Carolyn H. Wood of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers, Ray M. Cheek and wife Evelyn of Asheboro and Earl Cheek and wife Ruby of Cameron; four grandchildren: Bryan Wood, Kevin Wood, Lauren Harris Brown and husband Chad, Austin Harris and wife Lindsey and daughter Ellie.
The funeral service will be at the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 11 AM with Rev. Wendell McGee and Col. Charlie Hicks officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral from 9:30 AM till the funeral hour. Burial will follow at Meroney United Methodist Church Cemetery, 10568 NC Hwy. 902, Bear Creek, N.C., 27207
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, N.C. 27330 or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 809 Wicker St., Sanford, N.C. 27330. The family would like to send a special thank you to the dedicated staff of Lee County Enrichment Center, Community Home Health Care and Hospice, and the many friends, family and neighbors.