Johnnie Long Sr.

Wednesday, December 3, 2003

LILBOURN, Mo. -- Johnnie Long Sr., 73, of Lilbourn died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at his home.

He was born Oct. 9, 1930, at Wolf Island, Mo., son of Artie and Ollie Cassel Long. He and Irene Parker were married March 7, 1953.

Long served as an alderman and also mayor of North Lilbourn. He was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston, Mo., and was ordained a deacon in 1977. He served as Sunday school teacher and superintendent, brotherhood and Bible study instructor.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Tyler Long of Marston, Johnny Long of Lilbourn, Jerry and Alva Long of St. Louis, Perry Long of Cape Girardeau; four daughters, Bobbie McFerren of Lilbourn, Patricia Branion of Atlanta, Ga., Mae Mitton of Dyersburg, Tenn., Mary Conley of Sikeston, Mo.; a sister, Mon McKinley of Marston; two brothers, Oddie Long Sr. of Charleston, Mo., Eddie Long Sr. of Marston; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.

The funeral will be at noon Thursday at Good Hope Church, with the Rev. Charles Burton Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mason Cemetery at Point Pleasant, Mo.

Williams-Farr and Purnell Funeral Home at Howardville, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.