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Virginia Watts Long: Tabor City

1921 – 2018

     Virginia Watts Long of Tabor City, died Sunday, July 29 in her home. She was 96.

     Born Aug. 3, 1921 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Dow Watts and Edith Soles Watts and the widow of Cortis Eugene Long.

     She is survived by two brothers, Don Watts of Tabor City, Ronald Watts of Tabor City; three sisters, Betty June Ward of Tabor City, Doris Grainger of Green Sea, Phyllis Althene of Charleston; two grandchildren, Shayne Taylor and wife April of Garner; Virginia “Ginny” Long of Wilmington; and two great grandchildren, James Thomas Taylor and Kamryn Shaye Taylor.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Danny Eugene Long; one daughter, Linda Taylor; four brothers, Bill Watts, Ted Watts, Dale Watts, Ned Watts; and one sister, Peggy Currie.

     Visitation was planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, in Inman Ward Funeral Home, Tabor City

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to Emmanuel Holiness Church, 201 Canal Street, Tabor City, NC  28463 or Tabor City Senior Center, 110 Lynwood Norris Road, Tabor City, NC  28463.

     A guest register is available here.