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Wendell Earl Long: Loris

1951 – 2022

     Wendell Earl Long of Loris passed away on Saturday, April 9. He was 70.

     Born April 10, 1951 in Loris, he was the son of the late Marvin David Long and the late Eula Inez Hardee Long. Mr. Long owned and operated Wendell’s Body Shop until his retirement and was a dedicated member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon council.

     Survivors include his loving wife, Molly Skipper Long of the home; son Wendell Kevin Long of Loris; daughter Wendy Long Cox and husband Randall of Loris; three grandchildren, McKenzie Smith and husband Drew, Mayson Cox, and Kaleb Long; two great-grandchildren, Owen Smith, Jr. and Ellis Smith; three brothers, Charles Long and wife Earlene, Doug Long, and M.D. Long and wife Linda Faye all of Loris; four sisters, Margaret Chestnut, Eulie “Lucy” Roark, and Carolyn Suta and husband Henry, all of Loris and Sylvia Jones and husband Thomas of Aynor; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Long was predeceased by three brothers, Thurmon Long, Donald Long, and Herman O’Neal Long; and two sisters, Betty Long Green and Dalma Lee Long.

     Family planned to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Hardwick Funeral Home.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Joey Price and Rev. Larry Johnson officiating, committal services following at Twin City Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

     Those who wish may make memorials to Cherry Hill Baptist Church, 2020 Daisy Road, Loris, SC 29569.

     A guest register is available here.