July 16, 1922 ~ August 30, 2007

Born in: Charleston, SC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Virginia Cox Long of 8 Dixon Terrace, Candler, NC, died Thursday, August 30, 2007 at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. Mrs. Long was the daughter of the late William B. and Alma Andersen Cox and was preceded in death by her son, Cameron Lee Long; sisters, Gladys Cox Vlach and Dorothea Cox Taylor; and brothers, William B. Cox, Lawrence Cox and Earl Cox. Virginia was originally from Charleston, SC, where she was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She was a federal employee at the Naval Hospitals in Charleston, SC, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She moved to the Asheville area upon her husband’s retirement from the Navy and later worked with her husband and son in the retail antiques and public auction business. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Capt. Lee Long, USN (Ret.) and former daughter-in-law, Sandria Long McLean of Candler, NC, as well as nieces and nephews, Jan and Charles Hipp of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Pam and Stewart Aiken of Atlanta, GA, Dixie and Richard Johnston and Kent and Mary Lynn Taylor of Roswell, GA, Earl and Kathleen Cox of Isle of Palms, SC, Mary and Wayne Caldwell and Kathryn Long of Candler, NC. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Mary Caldwell and Dr. Joe Yelton, and Mr. Earl Cox officiating. Friends and family will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow immediately at Pisgah View Memorial Park, Candler. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Virginia’s name be made to Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. Lee, so sorry to read of Virginia’s death. We used to eat together with the Go Go Girls and saw you two several times at Ryan’s. Please accept our deepest synpathy. Louise and Jon

  2. Lee: I am so sorry to hear of Jennies passing. I did her hair for many years and also attended auctions. Your loss is unbearable at this time but time does have a way of helping you through each day. My prayers are with you. Barbara Plemmons

  3. I am her son Cameron’s daughter michelle….I’m sorry we didn’t get the chance to know each other grandma….but hopefully we will on the other side….rest in piece


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