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Flemmie Ray Long

Flemmie Ray Long Sr., 81, of 1417 Mill Hill Road, Roxboro, N.C., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.  

Born in Person County, he was the son of the late Louis Lendo Long and Quincy Shotwell Long.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Rose Frederick Long; his son, Robin Cothran Long; three brothers, Talmadge Long, Thomas Long and Charles Long.  

Mr. Long worked for Kirby and Long Gas Company and for Public Service Company of N.C.  He was co-owner and operator of Thomas Long’s Steak House in South Boston and Long’s Steak House in Bedford. He also worked for The Old Country Club Steak House and retired at the age 75. 

He was a U. S. Army veteran having served from 1953 through 1955 in England, and he was a member of Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Janet Barrett Hatcher Long, of the home; one daughter, Rana Howle and husband Tucky; one son, Flemmie Ray Long Jr., and wife Judy; two step-daughters, Kimberly Hatcher, Suzette Hunley and husband Ronnie; one sister, Margaret Kirby, all of Roxboro. 

Nine grandchildren, Rosemarie Howle Ellis, Carrie Dail Howle, Thomas Howle IV, Jimmy Ray Long, Robin Long, Amber Ellixson, Jenny Humphries, Brandon Nelson and Nick Long; four great-grandchildren, David Holt, Hannah Holt, Austin McKinney and Bailey Rae Long; one step-granddaughter, Barrett Hunley; one step-great granddaughter, Codi-Layne Ellixson, also survive.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 8, 2012, at Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church and other times at the home.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Gerald Thomas and Rev. Herman Absher.

Interment followed at Person Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers were  Roy Huff, Bobby Dickerson, A. C. Trickey, Edwin Long, Chris Long, Charles Dickerson, Jerry Davis, Harry Clayton and Lewis Long.

Memorials may be made to Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church Music Fund or Building Fund, 1026 Long Store Road, Roxboro, N.C. 27574.

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