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FORT ASHBY, W.Va. Nelson S. Long, of Fort Ashby, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born April 8, 1939, in Patterson Creek, he was the son of the late Earl Jackson Long and Lola (Secrist) Long.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Snyder) Long; and a great granddaughter, Nevaeh.
Nelson was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School, Class of 1957.
He was retired from Kelly-Springfield Tire Company.
Mr. Long belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church. He had served with the Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Department and was made an honorary member.
Survivors include his three children, Pamela Park and husband, Doug, Hurricane, Jeffery Long and wife, Tracie, Stephenson, Va., and Gregory Long and wife, LuAnn, Fort Ashby; grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, Bryanna and Brayden Park, Lauren Long, Ashlie Glass, Corrie Frantz, Austin Breshears, Dalton Long, Caitlynn Long, Tiffany Long, Kathryn Long, and Joshua Long; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Myah, Axl, Shaelynn, Cole, Harper, Farris, and Ryder; three siblings, Dr. E. Victor Long, Pompano Beach, Fla., Bernard Long, New York, N.Y., and Elizabeth "Betty" Young, Hagerstown; and his mother-in-law, Anna Twigg, Fort Ashby.
Friends will be received at t he Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Fort Ashby, on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
The Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in Trinity United Methodist Church, with Rev. Sara Lamb, officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m.
Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 1110, Fort Ashby, WV 26719 or to the Schwab Family Cancer Center, P.O. Box 539, Cumberland, MD 21502.
The family would like to thank the staff on 7-South at WMHS for the kind, compassionate care provided to Mr. Long.
Published on May 15, 2018
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