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Thurmon James Long: Loris

1949 – 2022

     Thurmon James Long of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 29, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. He was 72.

     Born Aug. 5, 1949 in Loris, he was the son of the late Thurmon Boyd Long, Sr. and the late Gracie Duncan Long. He worked as a collision repairman with Long Brothers Body Shop.

     Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Lawing Long; son Richard “Ricky” Dwayne Long of Whiteville; two daughters, Teresa Louise Abrahams of Moyok and, Patricia Estepp and husband Frank of Loris; two step-sons, Chad Smith and wife Dana and Chase Smith and wife Tiffany, all of Myrtle Beach; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thurmon “Bunk” Long, Jr. of Thomasville and Laverne Long of Loris; four sisters, Marie Staten and husband Joe of Lexington, Janet Darlene Blalock and husband Randall of Myrtle Beach, Cynthia Long Martin and husband Jeff of Conway, Robin Foglesonger and husband John of Conway, and Jackie Long of Conway.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Long was predeceased by one grandson, Matthew Vandevander; one great-granddaughter, Ciera Long; three brothers, Elvin Dale Long, Wayne Dorman, and Willard Ernest Long; two sisters, Margie Stevens and Jean Howard; and son-in-law Robert Abrahams.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Williams officiating, committal services following at Hardee Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the services at Hardwick Memorial Chapel.

     A guest register is available here.