Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:58 am
The Messenger, September 9, 2010
Completed arrangements are being announced for Lloyd Wayne Long, 79, of Union City, who died Sept. 8, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Jeff Bell and Harrell Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Randy Brown, Houston Brown, Jeff Jackson, Leon Barber, James Nicks and Vinson Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Grady, Bill Garrett, Tommy Reedy, Guy Gray, Larry Isbell, Wesley Jackson, J.W. Higgins, James “Bubba” Smith and Jim Ward.
The family requests that memorials be made to Bishop Street Church of Christ in Union City.
He was born July 21, 1931, in Obion County, son of the late Finis and Ruth Levelle (Huey) Long. He married the former Rebecca Elizabeth Nicks Dec. 24, 1957. She survives. He was a retired bus driver for Obion County Board of Education, serving for 30 years, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. A member of Bishop Street Church of Christ, he had been the mayor of Rives.
He is also survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law Lana (Long) Forrester of Martin, Angela and Randall H. Brown of Collierville and Michelle and Jerry Stanley of Gadsden, Ala.; his son, Anthony Wayne “Bubba” Long of Martin; six grandchildren, Emily Forrester and Scott Forrester, both of Martin, Houston Brown of Birmingham, Ala., Natalie Brown, a student at Auburn University in Alabama, Cameron Stanley, a student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Arden Stanley of Gadsden; three sisters and his brother-in-law, Imogene Hillhouse of Bartlett, Betty Isbell of Rives and Janice and Richard Bookout of Union City; two brothers and his sister-in-law, Gaylon and Barbara Long of Troy and Billy Long of Rives; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Joey B. Forrester.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.