Duane Long Obituary, Death – On Monday Duane Long, 87 years old, a resident of the Dawnville community, passed away. His parents, Dennis and Marlyn Booker Long, as well as his wife, Marlyn Booker Long, have passed away. and Mary Long; brother, John Henry Long; sister, Kittie Mae Russell; Vivan Long; brothers-in-law, Fred Russell, Bob Bradley, and Charles Booker; sisters-in-law, Susan Patterson, Vickie Booker, and Dot Booker; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Howard and Flonnie Booker; and grandmother and grandfather-in-law.
His son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Karen Long, of Lookout Mountain, are among his survivors. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Sarah Long, Annabel Long, and Mary Eliot Long, as well as a sister, Sybil Bradley of Dalton, a sister-in-law, Betty Long of Savannah, and two brothers-in-law, Frank Booker of Varnell and Tim Patterson of Dalton.
Duane was a man who was devoted to his friends and family. He was the epitome of a true gentleman, treating everyone with consideration and patience while never once uttering an unkind word. He was an active participant in the life of the Dawnville community as well as the Dawnville United Methodist Church throughout his entire life. In the United States Army, where he was primarily stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, Duane served his country honorably.
After that, he remained employed by General Latex and Chemical for the next 44 years of his life. He was married to the woman who would become the love of his life, Marlyn, for 57 years before she passed away. Friendships that have lasted a lifetime began when Duane and Marlyn were both enthusiastic participants in square dancing and founding members of the Pleasant Grove Promenaders.
On Friday at 2:00 p.m., the funeral service will be held at the Pleasant Grove Chapel, and Reverend Kenny Bailey will preside over the ceremony. On Friday, the family will greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 11:00 a.m. and continuing until the beginning of the service at 2:00 p.m.
The Danville Community Church will accept memorial contributions in lieu of flowers and will also accept floral arrangements. The interment will take place at the West Hill Cemetery. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Pleasant Valley Personal Care and Amedisys Hospice for their kind and loving care of their loved one during their final days.