Obituary

CLETA FAY BRADEN LONG

Cleta Fay Braden Long, 84, of the Laurel Grove Community, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 6, 2020. She was born Dec. 29, 1935, in Anderson County to the late William and Sally Braden. She was baptized July 11, 1948. At the time of her death she held the longest membership at Indian Bluff Baptist Church. Cleta was a devoted homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her needlecrafts were exceptional, making many quilts for her family and friends. She also loved canning and cooking. Cleta would work hard canning and preserving everything she could and give it away. Cleta was a faithful Christian and an inspiration to many and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Husband, J.L. Long; sisters, Cora Bailey, Wilma Hooks, Helen Mlinarcik, Mary Grace Williams, Bonnie Long, and Vandalee Hensley; and daughter-in-law, Teresa Long. Survivors include: Sons, Ricky Long of Briceville, Dennis Long and wife Missy of Briceville, Philip Long of Briceville; grandchildren, Jess Long and Sarah, Paul Long and Kitt, Ronnie Long and Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Savannah Long, Dylan Long, Madeline Long, Luke Long; brother, William "Dub" Braden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Indian Bluff Baptist Church Building Fund at Cleta's request. Please mail donations to 235 Braden Flats Lane, Briceville, TN 37710. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason Goans and Everett Byrge officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to go in procession to Indian Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery in Briceville for a 2 p.m. graveside service.