2018-01-31 / Obituaries

James Ronald Long

James Ronald Long, age 90, of 170 Talley Loop Road, died Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Long was born June 2, 1927 in Person County, son of the late Brodie Ulysses & Ressie Rhew Long and was husband of 49 years to the late Eglantene Yarboro Long.  He was retired from Collins & Aikman Corp. after 26 years of service, was a member of Rock Grove Baptist Church, and was a veteran of the US Army.    

Surviving are four children, Tracey Long & wife, Susan, Kevin “Boo Boo” Long & wife Cindy, Jody Long & husband Steven Wilson, Bridget Long, sister, Cynthia Floyd, four grandchildren, Matthew Ronald Long, Justin Blake Long & wife, Kristen, Leslie Ann Wyatt & husband, Tra, Spencer Boyd, four great-grandchildren, Ashlyne Rouse, Taylor Rouse, Andrew Long, and Gracyn Long. 

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Long is preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Long and sister, Clarice Talley. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at Rock Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Pulliam.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends and guests from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.       

Honorary pallbearers will be the Ethel Slaughter Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Grove Baptist Church Children’s Playground Fund, 3190 Allensville Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.

Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573.  Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.

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