Alene Locklear Long: Tabor City

1938 – 2017

    Alene Locklear Long of Tabor City died Monday, Jan. 16, in Autumn Care of Shallotte. She was 78.
    Born Aug. 14, 1938 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Belton and Agnes Evelyn Soles Locklear and the widow of David Leroy Long.
    She is survived by two sons, Roger Dale Locklear (Karen) of Tabor City, David Wayne Long (Andrea) of Greensboro; three daughters: Crystal Worley (Craig) of Tabor City, Julie Norris (Joshua) of Tabor City, Melanie Edge (Derek) of Dublin, Georgia; one brother, Roy Locklear of Tabor City; one sister, Carrie Kernoodle of Tabor City; and 11 grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Earlene Powell and one brother, Leamon Belton “Sammy” Locklear.
    Visitation was planned from 6 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in Forest Lawn Baptist Church, Tabor City, with burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
    A guest register is available here.

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