Mr. John Ross Long, age 88, of Selma, Alabama, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Heritage Health Care and rehab in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 at Sardis Baptist Church near Rockford, Alabama with Rev. Ira Blanchard officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. He will lie in-state one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Lawrence Brown-Service funeral Home.
He is survived by his sons: Michael Long – Houston, TX; Phillip Long – Tuscaloosa, AL; 3 grandchildren: Trenton Long – Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Joshua Long – Austin, Texas, and Lillian Pardo Long – Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and 1 great grandchild: Eli Long – Austin, TX.
He is also survived by his brother: David Long; sister: Mary Ann Kelber; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife: Evie Howell Long; parents: Dr. John Reed Long and Annie Ross Long; and his step-mother: Lilian Long.
Pallbearers will be: Trenton Long, Joshua Long, Jimmy Howell, Joseph Howell, Geoffrey Healan, and Barney Brown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sardis Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund c/o Marion Thornton, 614 Coosa County Road 19, Rockford, Alabama 35136.
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