February 27, 1920 ~ February 24, 2017

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Grace Roberson Broyles Long, 97, passed away peacefully Friday, February 24, 2017, at the CarePartners Solace Center. She was the daughter of the late John F. Broyles, Sr. and Bessie R. Broyles of Canton. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Clyde S. Long, Jr., and brothers Claude Broyles, Marvin (Mark) Broyles, John F. (Jay) Broyles, Jr., and Morris Broyles. She is survived by her children, Elaine L. Melson of the home, R. Paul Long (Joyce) of Gaffney, SC, D. Ralph Long (Peggy) of Leicester, Karen L. Scarborough of Candler, Thomas (Tom) M. Long (Anita) of Morristown, TN, and Stanley (Stan) M. Long (Michelle) of Fountain Inn, SC; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Long was employed for more than 25 years with the American Enka Corp. She was a faithful member of Piney Mountain United Methodist Church for 72 years where she served as Sunday school teacher, choir member, president of the United Methodist Women, Vacation Bible School worker, and committee member for various groups. She was also a member of the Upper Hominy Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. She was a talented homemaker, cook and gardener, and was also known for her beautiful needlework, handmade Christmas tree ornaments and cornhusk dolls. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. At other times the family will be at the home of Karen Scarborough, 4 Lake Ridge Drive, Candler. Mrs. Long's funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Piney Mountain United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kevin Bates officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to Piney Mountain United Methodist Church, 36 Piney Mountain Church Road, Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. Deepest condolences to Stan, Michelle and the Long Family. God keep you all in His perfect peace. Yours in Christ, Darryl, Sally and Marcus…❤

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  2. Karen,
    You have my heartfelt condolelences at the loss of your sweet mama. Gods word says ‘To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.’
    Your mom was blessed to have had you as her caregiver and I pray you take comfort in that knowledge.
    I love you my sweet sister in Christ.

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  3. Ralph and Peggy,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother .May God keep all of you close and help you through this time.My prayers are with the family.

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  4. Paul and Joyce Long and your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. You and your family will be remembered not only through these difficult hours, but also in the days and weeks to come.
    With Love, Sympathy and Caring,

    Dianne and Roger Lawrence

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  5. Grace Long was the most loving person that I have ever known. She made a difference in this short journey on the earth. Now she is in eternal rest. I shall keep her memory in my heart. I am sorry that I could not be here for I was in San Diego. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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