1928 – 2017
John Delbert Long of Nakina died Sunday, April 30 in the Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. He was 88.
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, and Ted (Beth) Dorsch, all of Nakina; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and five cousins: Helen Mills, Earl Malpass, Jimmy Malpass, Jesse Malpass, and Rev. T. Calvin Malpass, all of Delco.
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.
Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Seven Creeks Baptist Church, Nakina, with burial following in Lou Gore Cemetery, Nakina.
A guest register is available here.