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Obituary: Mildred Long, 97, Columbia, KY

Mrs. Long was a distinguished educator whose career started in one room schools of Adair Co., KY, and concluded as a teacher of exceptional children in Taylor Co., KY

Mildred Long, 97, Columbia, KY, died Thursday, June 19, 2009, at 7:27amCT, at her residence.

The funeral service will be Monday, June 22, 2009, at 10:00amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Raymond Martin officiating. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg RD, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be after 5:00pmCT, Sunday, June 21, 2009, at the funeral home.

She was the daughter of the late Ezra and Lily Akin Elmore and the widow of Clifton (C.I.) Long. She was a member of the Collumbia Christian Church and was a retired educator, who taught in one room schools in Adair County, KY, in her earlier career, and later taught exceptional children at Taylor Co. Elementary School and Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, KY.

She is survived by the following:
  • One daughter: Bonnie Mershon Greenwalt of Columbia, KY

  • One son: Jim Long, Columbia, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Cindi Alexander, Covington, KY; Cathy Akin, Columbia, KY; Susan Roberts, Richmond, KY; and Brent Mershon, London, KY

  • Four great-grandchildren: Lindsey and Kaylee Roberts, Ben Bolden and Brian Alexander

  • One great great granddaughter: Shauna Akin

  • Two sisters in law: Eloise Elmore and Peggy Elmore, both of Campbellsville, KY
She was preceded in death by one son, William Lewis Long, and two brothers, Marvin and Mac Elmore, and a granddaughter, Gail Bolden.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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