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Emily Kelley Cloud
Bernstein Funeral Home, Bishop
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Emily Kelley Cloud, president of Oconee Metal Recovery Inc. and wife of Carl Edwin Cloud Jr., passed away peacefully March 19. The daughter of the late Dr. Welcome Kelley and the late Lillian Perry Kelley, she was born in 1940 in Augusta. She graduated from high school in Augusta as valedictorian of her class and attended Georgia State University, where she met Carl Edwin Cloud Jr., who became her husband of 44 years. Mr. Cloud first noticed her because of her beauty but fell in love with her after coming to know her integrity and honorable character. Mrs. Cloud was an administrative assistant to the president of Sophie Mae Candy in Atlanta. In 1981, she and her family moved to Watkinsville. Mrs. Cloud attended real estate school, obtained her license and was a real estate agent in Athens and Watkinsville. In her mid to later years, she was a homemaker, lovingly devoted to her husband, family and home. She also became the president of Oconee Metal Recovery Inc., a family operated business. Mrs. Cloud instilled in her children the importance of faith and the honor of taking pride in a job well done. She was full of life and joy and will be dearly remembered for, among her many admirable traits, her love, faith, laughter and love of life. She was truly a beautiful person, and her family was blessed to have her for a mother, grandmother and wife.  

Surviving are her husband; her children John Julian McLane, Brian England Cloud, Kelley Cloud Herrin; and her grandchildren Mary Catherine Herrin, Anna Emily Herrin and Jennifer D. McLane.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Sunday, March 28, at 1011 Spring Valley Way, Bishop at 2 p.m. The family will receive guests from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Condolences may be offered at

The Covington News,
March 24, 2010