- Lifespan: June 1, 1903 – Feb. 2, 2014
- Age: 110 years, 246 days
- Birthplace: Putnam County, Tennessee, USA
- Last residence: Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, USA
- Validation date: June 1, 2015
- Validation source: Anson Davis/Mark Muir/Oliver Trim/Waclaw Jan Kroczek
Cloa Gragg was born in Putnam County, Tennessee, USA on June 1, 1903. Her parents were William “Bill” Brown (1879–1927) and Martha “Mattie” (née Carr) Brown (1885–1982). She was one of nine siblings. She married Robert Gragg in 1922. The couple had three sons: J.B. Gragg (1923–2005), Billy T. Gragg (1928-2009) and Arnold Allison Gragg. She was widowed in 1958. One of her cousins Sallie Dennis (1902–2002) lived to be 100. Cloa Gragg died in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA on February 2, 2014 at the age of 110 years, 246 days. She is survived by one son Arnold Allison Gragg, two daughters-in-law Doris Gragg and Margaret Gragg; 7 granchildren Angie Russell, Sandy Jones, Loyce Buckner, Kelly Farmer, Reagan Gragg, Barbara Gragg, and Judy Arena; 9 great-granchildren and several great-great-granchildren.
In the light of the current knowledge, Cloa Gragg was the oldest living person in the state of Tennessee.
Cloa Elizabeth Gragg’s age was verified by Messrs. Anson Davis, Mark Muir, Oliver Trim, and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group as of June 1,, 2015.
Cloa Gragg in an undated photo.
Cloa Gragg on her 107th birthday.