February 28, 2021

Ms. Orine Cheeks

Ms. Orine Cheeks was born to the late Ms. Martha Corine Cheeks and the late Mr. George Robinson on November 21, 1943 in Franklin, Georgia.

She was the oldest of seven daughters.

After a lengthy illness, she was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2020 while at her home in Franklin, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and daughter, Cynthia Pritchett; sister, Emma Frances Harris, and brothers, George Vaughn and Jimmy Lee Robinson.

During her early years she devoted her life to the Lord at Mt Pleasant Baptist Church and attended faithfully until her health prevented her from attending. She remained faithful to God and held fast to her faith for the duration of her earthly life.

She was a life-long resident of Franklin, where she attended Mary Johnson School.

Orine retired, after 30 years, from Heard County Transit. She loved picking up the senior citizens and taking them to the Senior Center, where she would spend many hours with them learning crafts.

She loved to create ceramic figurines and quilts; she was always working on something to utilize her skills. She also worked at Captain Billy’s for several years. She was well known around Heard County.

She leaves to forever cherish her memory, two daughters, Ms. Linda Faye Cheeks and Tricia M. Turman both of Franklin, Georgia; step-son, Kerry Pritchett (Lynn) of Franklin, Georgia; five grandchildren; James Ryan Dodds (Tabitha) of LaGrange, Georgia; Britt Darnell Dodds (Tanya) of Savannah, Georgia; Kirsten Anissa Johnson, Traquaviun Kesean Johnson and Destiny Yvonne Pritchett; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa Faye Dodds, Jalen Darnell Dodds Arriaga, Yadielys Judith Dodds Arriaga; eight sisters, Imogene Dukes (Charlie B.); Agnes Virginia Cheeks, Carlene Pearson, all of Franklin, Georgia; Debra Lynn Wortham (Freddy) Newnan, Georgia; Vanessa Ann Truitt, LaGrange, Georgia; Barbara Maxine Richardson (David) Newnan, Georgia; Doris Jean Clark (Robert) Newnan, Georgia; Annie Lou Robinson Newnan, Georgia; and Patricia Echols Newnan, Georgia, one brother, Samuel Vaughn Newnan, Georgia; one aunt, Ms. Rachel Cheeks of Franklin, Georgia, God-daughter, Briana Cheeks; Elizabeth, White Shanericka White (New York) along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 21 at 12:00 PM at Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 385 Old Field Road, Franklin, GA.

Visitation is from 12:15-1:00 PM Friday at Lakes Dunson Robertson Funeral Home in Lagrange, GA.

Lakes Dunson Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Tesia McCormick says

    So sorry to hear this. Seems like I’ve always known her. Me & my Grandma Nutt used to go to her Moms house many, many years ago. Grandma Nutt always told me Oriene was named after her & that she was the one who named her. She was Such A Blessing to my Grandma in Grandma’s last years. She would come & get Grandma in the transit van & take her to the Senior Center then take her home. One time Grandma had locked herself out of her house & Oriene climbed through the window to unlock the door. Grandma had dementia & Miss Orine was so sweet, kind & good to her. ( My Granda’s name is Orene Walston Nutt.) Prayers for Comfort, Peace & Understanding for her family & friends….

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