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• CLOUD, Boyd R.,
age 84, of Knoxville died Sept. 14, 2007, at Rockwood Rehabilitation Center in Rockwood. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, past master of the Cherokee Masonic Lodge No. 728 F&AM, the Knoxville Democratic Club, the Knoxville Businessmen’s Association and the Tennessee Oil Men Association. Boyd was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during World War II and was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Nelle Jones Cloud; son, David Cloud; and parents, William and Emma Cloud. He is survived by his wife, Margueriete Joyce Cloud; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Betty Cloud of Rockwood; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Cloud Reedy and Douglas Reedy Sr. of Lexington, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Marcia Cloud of Wartburg; sisters-in-law, Jewel Cloud of Knoxville and Brenda Melhorn of Rockwood; grandson, Douglas Reedy Jr. and wife, Kassia, of Okinawa, Japan, and Ryan Reedy of Lexington, S.C.; great-grandson, Douglas Reedy III of Okinawa; and three step-children; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy and Betty Cloud of Chattanooga and Ralph and Christine Cloud of Powell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen and Troy Hinton and Peggy and Harold Sharpe all of Powell; several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Perry Duncan officiating. Family and friends met at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel Monday and proceeded to Edgewood Cemetery for an interment service. Pallbearers: Bobby Cloud, Billy Cloud, Chuck Sharpe, Mike Hinton, Randy Hinton and Danny Eldridge; honorary pallbearers: Hubert Stallings, Jack Swann and Ralph Davenport. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 2004 Amhurst Road, Knoxville, TN 37921. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

age 72, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, 2007, at her home. Patsy was a member of Holston Hills Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus R. Cunningham and Susie A. Cunningham; five brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her sisters, Lorraine Disney of Kodak and Betty Lawson, with whom she made her home; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with funeral services to follow with the Rev. Michael Wright officiating. Family and friends gathered Saturday at Asbury Cemetery for graveside services. Nephews served as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Patsy Cunningham.

• BRAGG Jr., Leroy “Lee,”
died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at his home in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Bragg was born in Dallas, Texas, Dec. 12, 1928, to Leroy Elgin Bragg Sr. and Anna Mexico Corley. Finishing high school early, Lee joined the U.S. Navy and served for three years. Honorably discharged and with a great desire to be a pilot, Lee subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel, Lee flew with the Strategic Air Command in Korea, California, Colorado, Arkansas, New Mexico, England, Turkey and finally Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach. His service to the country lasted 26 years. After retiring from the service, Lee completed college, receiving a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. Lee used his education well, opening his own accounting firm in which he and his wife, Margaret, side by side for 25 years. Upon retirement, Lee and Margaret enjoyed traveling, especially with good friends Tom and Betsy McQuoid of Ormond by the Sea, Fla. Lee was a committed citizen of the Ft. Walton Beach community, serving on organizations such as the Local Housing Board, the local Humane Society. He was a strong supporter of theater and arts especially of the Northwest Florida Ballet Association in its early years. Lee’s family treasure wonderful memories of him: sitting in a comfortable arm chair smoking his favorite pipe while poring over the stock market reports, quietly relating some hilarious story of one of his many experiences, describing in depth the steps required to build the gazebo for his beloved Margaret, enjoying a game of Flight Simulator at his computer, working on the 3-D puzzles in Mary and Jim’s basement with his loving grandkids, letting them think they could beat him in a water gun fight or, perhaps his greatest accomplishment, the annual Halloween “Haunted House,” a magnificent maze which he constructed to the delight of his grandkids and the entire neighborhood. It is deservedly legendary. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; and his devoted wife, Margaret Ann Bragg. He is survived by his daughter and son-in law, Mary Ann and Jim Yann of Knoxville; grandchildren, Maureen, Katelyn, Jimmy and Patty Yann, all of Knoxville; sister, Nancy Davidson of Llano, Texas; cousin, Don Foster of Dallas, Texas; several great-nieces and -nephews; devoted friends, Tom and Betsy McQuoid of Ormond Beach, Nell Sheehan of Ft. Walton Beach, Ed and Regina Butter of Trenton, N.J., Les and Karen Schwelling of Birmingham, Ala., BJ Vinsant of Harriman, Bobby Morgan of Bluefield, W.Va., and Sister Renee Yann and Sister Kathleen Long of Philadelphia, Pa. The family received friends Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with graveside services following at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Air Force. The family sincerely appreciates the care given by the doctors and staff of Emerald Coast Cancer Center, Covenant Hospice and Comfort-Keepers, especially caregiver, Judith Fields. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Sisters of Mercy, 515 Montgomery Ave., Merion, PA 19066. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Bragg family.

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