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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] 2 Long's obituaries
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 15:56:56 -0700
Calico Rock Progress - Jan 11, 1946
Only Four Days Between Deaths of Mr & Mrs Long
With the death of Mr George F. Long at his home near Wideman Wednesday,
January 9 and that of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Long, four days earlier,
Saturday, January 5, this section loses one of its oldest and most highly
respected couples. Both had been seriously ill several weeks.
Mrs Mary Elizabeth Long (nee Billingsley) died at the home at the age of
The funeral was held Sunday, services being conducted by Rev.. W. T.
Watson, pastor of the Methodist Church of Calico Rock. Burial was in the
Pleasant Grove Cemetery, with the McGuire Funeral Home in charge of
Mrs Long was a resident of Izard county during her entire lifetime. She
was born at Franklin, where she spent the early part of her life and
following her marriage moved to the Wideman vicinity. She became a Christian
at an early age and united with the Methodist Church, remaining a faithful
member until death.
Mr Long was 89 years of age and all of his life was spent in Arkansas.
He came to Izard County as a child and located in the Wideman community some
seventy years ago, where he was engaged at farming until ill health forced
his retirement. He was a devout Christian and was one of the community's
Funeral services for Mr Long were held Thursday afternoon, with Rev. W.
T. Watson in charge. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Surviving, are two sons, Frank of Forty Four and Stokley Long of the
home; five daughters, Mrs Victor Tyler of Gassville, Ark., Mrs Ross Rodman
of Monitor, Wash., Mrs Arthur Moser of Batesville, Ark., Mrs Nora Kankey of
Wideman, Ark., and Mrs H. C. Jones of Chicago, Ill.; 18 grandchildren and 13
Also surviving Mrs Long are two brothers, Dave Billingsley of Wenatchee,
Wash., and Steve Billingsley of Franklin, Ark.; one sister, Mrs Lissie Wolf
of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Other survivors of Mr Long are two brothers, Nathan Long and Henry Long
of the Piney community.
Additional information: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Izard County, AR
Long, George F. 29 Mar 1857-9 Jan 1946
Long, Mary Elizabeth (Billingsley)
1 Oct 1859-5 Jan 1946
Long, Edward Stokley
Sep 1881 - 1978
s/o George and Mary
info shows his wife #1 Patty Langston
Long, William Alfred Nov 1879-1900
s/o George and Mary
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