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John Delbert Long

May 23, 1928 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 88)

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Nakina, NC

Mr. John Delbert Long, age 88, of Nakina, NC, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Whiteville, NC.  Born May 23, 1928 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Andrew Gordon Long and Ethel Lee Summersett Long and the widower of Betty Jo Gore Long.

He is survived by two step sons: Bob (Billie) Dorsch of Nakina, Ted (Beth) Dorsch of Nakina; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and five cousins: Helen Mills, Earl Malpass, Jimmy Malpass, Jesse Malpass, and Rev. T. Calvin Malpass, all of Delco, NC.   

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by one sister: Lois Lee Long; and one cousin: Louise Mills.

Mr. Long was a lifetime member of Seven Creeks Baptist Church, Nakina, NC.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM in the Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3 PM in the Seven Creeks Baptist Church, Nakina, NC.  Burial will follow in the Lou Gore Cemetery, Nakina, NC.


A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home.  

 Service Information

May 2, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Inman Ward Funeral Home
300 East 5th Street
Tabor City, NC 28463

Funeral Service
May 3, 2017

3:00 PM
Seven Creeks Baptist Church
826 Reaves Ferry Road
Nakina, NC 28455

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