Melena Kay Potter McCloud

Published 9:19 am Thursday, March 19, 2015

Melena Kay Potter McCloud, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015, due to a motorcycle accident.
Melena was born in Carter County to R.L. and Norma Harrell Potter. She was preceded in death by a son, Octavious Potter, and a grandson, Drayden Scalf.
Melena was a 1990 graduate of Elizabethton High School and graduated from Tennessee Tech. She was an LPN and had worked at the Washington County Detention Center, Northeast Correctional Center and Woodridge.
Survivors include: Daniel Allen McCloud, husband; two children, Cassaundra Townsend and Daniel Bryce McCloud; two grandchildren, Kyrah Hicks and Zailyn Scalf; her parents, R.L. and Norma Harrell Potter of Elizabethton; two sisters, Vickie Harding and husband Billy of Elizabethton and Melissa Bryant and husband David of Elizabethton; two brothers, Ricky Potter and wife Diane of Hampton and Scottie Potter and wife Lisa of Elizabethton; sister-in-law, Sheryl Dahlgren of Johnson City; brother-in-law, David McCloud of Johnson City; sisters-in-law, Lisa Morales of California and Sandy Monk of Virginia Beach; special niece, Casey Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. McCloud will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be provided by Jennifer Martin. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 20, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Tenn. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, are David Bryant, Billy Harding, J.C. Johnson, L.J. Scalf, Shane Davis, Randy Smith, David McCloud, Chad Bryant and Dustin Bryant. Honorary pallbearers are Lynn Potter, Brandon Potter, Curtis McKeehan, Jonathan Potter, nieces and nephews and employees of Northeast Correctional Center, Washington County Detention Center and Woodridge. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and the Carter County Rescue Squad. Friends may call at her residence or the residence of her parents, R.L. and Norma Potter, Elizabethton. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the McCloud family.

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