Mr. John P. Cleveland, age 73 of Lyerly, passed away Friday, November 14, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Cleveland was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on April 2, 1935, son of the late C.H. Cleveland and Alama (Alma) Shaw Cleveland. Prior to retirement he worked with Reigel Mills as a frame operator. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cleveland was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Cleveland and a sister, JoAnn Henderson.

Mr. Cleveland is survived by his wife, Paula Cleveland of Lyerly; Sons, Dennis and Mandy Cleveland of Louisiana and Dan Cleveland of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Ashley Inzarelle, Kasie Cleveland, and Lacey Cleveland; and great grandchildren, Giovani Inzarelle and Sophia Inzarelle.

Graveside and Interment Services for Mr. Cleveland will be held Monday, November 17, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. in the Johnson Cemetery with Rev. John Mann officiating.

Pallbearers will be Todd Ponder, Jackie Mobbs, Wallace Cook, Jerry Cook, Shane Hurley, C.C. Morrison, and Brooke Morrison. Honorary Pallbearers will be Thomas Brewer, Jimmy Calloway, Tom Morrison, Ed Durham, Dale Williams, Mike Elrod, Kevin Henderson, Toby Morrison, L.B. Cook, Jr., and Sam Johnson.

Mr. Cleveland will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday Evening from 6 until 8 P.M.