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Lorraine McCloud, age 69, of 421 Wilson Avenue, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 11, 2012 in Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. She was born January 6, 1943 to the late John and Leah Crowder Moretz. Lorraine was a member of Nelsons Chapel Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU and also loved working in the church nursery. She also loved cooking, reading her Bible, flowers, canning, walking and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McCloud; son, Gary McCloud and one sister, Janice Robbins.
Survivors include one son: Larry McCloud and wife Sandra of Mountain City, TN; daughter-in-law: Tammy McCloud of Mountain City, TN; two sisters: Mary Miller and husband Jimmy; and Helen Arnold and husband Bud, all of Mountain City, TN; three grandchildren: Will McCloud, Leah McCloud and Ally McCloud and several nieces and nephews. Special friends Trula Muse, Billie Ruth Tester, Jeannie Wilson, Ima Jean Payne, Nancy Brown and Donna Kerley also survive.
Funeral services for Lorraine McCloud were conducted at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2012 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Icenhour and Mr. Richard Grubb officiating. The family received friends from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment followed in Rainbow Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Mike Miller, Greg Miller, Jeff Miller, David Arnold, Robert Bower and Robert Robbins. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Robbins, Randy McCloud, Steve McCloud, Tim McCloud, Eddie Lambert, Dr. Donald Tarr and staff, Dr. Sobel and staff, and Johnson County Community Center staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Johnson County Community Center, c/oFlo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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As requested by the family, arrangements for Lorraine McCloud are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.