Lawrence Neil Stroud
Mr. Lawrence Neil Stroud, of Hayesville, passed away on Jan. 6, 2019 at the Clay County Care Center following an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon for more than 65 years. He was also a member of the Stephens Lodge #414 F&AM; as well as being previously married for 60 years to his late wife Mamie Lands.
Mr. Stroud was born on Aug. 23,1926 in Hayesville to the late Alfred Carter Stroud and Eva Bell Ledford Stroud. He is preceded in death by his wife Mamie Stroud in 2005; a son, Floyd Lands; a daughter, Patricia Plott; son-in-law Loyal Shook; sisters, Maude and Lillie Allison and Hazel Stroud; brothers, Will, Claude, Robert and Floyd Stroud.
Mr. Stroud is survived by his children, Johnny and Amanda Stroud, of Young Harris, Ga.; Betty Shook, of Young Harris; and Lloyd and Jo Ann Lands, of Hayesville; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Lands, of Hayesville; and son-in-law, Ronnie Plott. Many nieces, nephews, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Clark Moss and Rev. John Talley officiating. Special music was presented by the Hughes family. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Ricky and Ray Plott, Scott Lands, Paydon Shook, Rodney Stroud and Avery Beasley. The following gentleman served as honorary pallbearers, Donald Cheeks, Donald and Willis Allison, Robert Garrett, Bill Norton and Mike McClure. Interment was in Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery where he will rest next to his beloved wife, Mamie. The family met with friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Shiloh Baptist Church
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville: www. mountainviewfuneralhome. com was in charge of the arrangements.