LILBOURN - Johnnie Long Sr., 73, died Nov. 30, 2003, at his home.
Born Oct. 9, 1930, in Wolf Island, son of the late Artie and Ollie Cassel Long, he was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston. He was ordained as a deacon on Aug. 21, 1977, and served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher and was a brotherhood instructor and Bible study instructor. He served as an alderman and was also mayor of North Lilbourn.
On March 7, 1953, he married Irene Parker who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: five sons and three daughters-in-law, Tyler Long of Marston, Johnny and Julie Long of Lilbourn, Jerry and Cheryl Long and Alva Long of St. Louis and Perry and Sheila Long of Cape Girardeau; four daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Samuel McFerren of Lilbourn, Patricia and Leroy Branion of Atlanta, Ga., Mae and Herman Mitton of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Mary and Lonnie Conley of Sikeston; one sister, Mon Willer McKinney of Marston; two brothers, Oddie Long Sr. of Charleston and Eddie Long Sr. of Marston; and 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Long, Arbie Long and Cornell Long; and one sister, Quiller Mae Sims.
Services will be conducted at noon Thursday at the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Charles Burton Jr. will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Mason Cemetery at Point Pleasant.
Williams-Farr and Purnell Funeral Home of Howardville is in charge of arrangements.