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John McCloud

John McCloud 71 of Verdunville went to be with his Savior on Wednesday February 16, 2011 after a long illness. He was a devout Christian. In addition to his parents Roy and Mattie Carter McCloud he was preceded in death by one sister, Easter Rakes, brothers Ben, Ralph, Sidney, Hershel and his twin brother James McCloud. John retired from CSX Railroad and was a proud United States Marine. He received the good Conduct Metal, National Defense and others. He heroically rescued a fellow marine saving his life and was participated in the Cuban Invasion. For many years John assisted in Military Rites and was an active member of the VFW and Disabled American Veterans until his illness. He assisted in Toys for Tots and worked the Salvation Army Kettle. He took care of the Elderly in his community by volunteering his time and skills. John came from a large family at Verdunville. His wife and caretaker Belinda McCloud, a son John W. McCloud of Corinth, Texas, Daughters Misty McCloud of Holden Beach, N.C., Teresa (Raymond) Williamson of Verdunville. John has one grandson 8 years old Brayden Williamson and they have a deep love for each other. Other survivors are Sisters Marie White of Omar and Belva Napier of Logan, brothers Leslie MvcCloud of Tucson, Az., and Harold (Norma) McCloud of Mitchell Heights. The family reared four pre-school children left by Easter Rakes. They are Charles (Lou) Rakes of Harts, Ronnie of Arizona, Sue Davis of Peach Creek and Phyllis (Paul) Watts of Chapmanville. Also survivintg is the Mother of his children Mildred McCloud of Verdunville. He loved his extended family and enjoyed his many neices and nephews. John instructed that his body be cremated and placed with his twin brother at the Carter Cemetery at Harts. No formal services are scheduled to be held however family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the interment. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com. James Funeral Home is serving the family

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Thank you to my family and friends for the phone calls, and prayers durning my dad's passing. I also want to thank my many friends at Southwest Airlines in Dallas for the cards and flowers, I love you all very much.

John W. McCloud Jul 26 2011 12:00 AM

What a welcome your loved one has received. Our best efforts to imagine the very presence of God could never do it justice. You are in our thoughts and prayers as, even in the midst of sorrow, you ponder the unequaled hope found in knowing Jesus. So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Our condolences to all the family. Margaret (Conley) Boschen and family

Margaret Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM

I was saddened by the passing of John, but have comfort in knowing that is now in a better place. I too am a Twin, and I am originally from Monaville. John was a valued member of the Logan High School, Class of 1959. He will be dearly missed by his classmates. My thoughts and prayers are with this family.

Ronald L. Taylor Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM

John was a friend,fellow Christian and fellow Marine(SEMPER FI) John. Go With God, Bill&Ruth Bell

Bill&Ruth"Mullins"Bell Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM

Thank you to my family and friends for the food, prayers and kind words during Dad's passing. I love you all. God bless.

Teresa McCloud Williamson Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM