J.C. Long, Jr.

j.c. long, jr.
On Monday, March 30, J.C. Long, 82, of Fletcher, passed away peacefully at Park Ridge Hospital and went to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born in Clay County in 1932 and has lived in Buncombe and Henderson Counties for the past 50 years. He retired from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and was a member of the District 2 State Employees Association. He was a Baptist of Faith and attended Boiling Springs Baptist Church. He was a son of the late James C. Long Sr. and Ethel Crawford Long of Bryson City and was also preceded in death by one nephew, Jim Beck. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Hazel Adams Long of Fletcher; three children, Cindy Parker and her husband, Mike, Kenny Long and his wife, Wendy and Lucia Tatham and her husband, Richard; three grandchildren, Megan Penland and her husband, Josh, Kayla Tatham and Zachary Tatham; two great grandsons Tristan and Brayden Penland, all of Fletcher; two sisters Janet Beck and her husband, Tim, Brenda Morgan and her husband, Jim; one brother Melvyn Long and his wife, Sharon; two uncles Charlie Long and his wife, Joan and Harold Dean Long and his wife, Jean; one aunt Carolyn Bowers and several special nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Boiling Springs Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Patty's Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, April 3 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. In lieu of flowers, JC's family requests that you consider making a contribution in his memory to the James C. Long Scholarship Fund through the State Employees' Association of North Carolina District 2, 371 Hidden Valley Circle, Canton, NC 28712.

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  1. Dear Hazel, Cindy, Megan and the Family of J.C. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this bittersweet time. Just think of the happiness JC is experiencing as he strolls the streets of gold in his new pain free body! JC was a wonderful man and I enjoyed working with him and Hazel. If tou need anything, I will be happy to help you all. Kay Smith. City Real Estate

  2. Miss Hazel, Lucia and Family, We were so sorry to hear of JC’s death. He was a good man with a great smile. May God give you His strength and grace and preserve all those good memories of JC.
    In Christ’s Love,
    Gladys Wirtz and Gretchen Williams

  3. Luica and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Father. May God give strength to go forward each day and keep your Father’s memories in your hearts.
    Pat Gibiser and Heather Freemean

  4. To Lucia and your family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and in our hearts. It helped me, so I hope it helps you to know you are loved. We will be at work Saturday, but know our thoughts will be with you. Love, Pat and Jessica

  5. Dear Family, So sorry for the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God give each one comfort through this time.

  6. Dear Hazel & family
    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of JC’s passing.
    Please know that I love you and you all have been in my prayers.
    I have fond memories JC and his quick wit and sense of humor.
    He will be missed by so many, especially all the SCHS people.
    Love you, Sandra

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