Junius Gilbert Long

Junius Gilbert Long, 88, of Pomaria, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born on May 4, 1923, in Pomaria, he was a son of the late Junius G. and Anna Bundrick Long. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired after 30 years from Fort Jackson. Mr. Long was a life-long member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Golden Agers and a former councilman. He was a member of Pomaria Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rebecca Lindler Long; sons, James G. (Judy) Long of Pomaria, Caroll H. (Debra) Long of Newberry and Steven W. Long and his companion, Brenda Bailess of Pomaria; a daughter, Linda (George David) Wedaman of Pomaria; grandchildren, Tammy L. (Chad) Morris, Wendy L. (Kevin) Shealy, Jonathan Wedaman, Justin (Danielle) Long and Stacie Long and great-grandchildren, Sam and Amanda Morris, Morgan and Jennifer Shealy and Riley Long. Mr. Long was predeceased by his sisters, Mary L. Kinard, Essie Livingston, Georgia Lee Livingston, Virginia Livingston and Catherine L. Dennis.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church by the Rev. Kathy Harris and Rev. Randy Derrick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pomaria Rescue Squad, PO Box 192, Pomaria, SC 29126 or to Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund, 209 New Hope Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers: Bud Dowd, Allen Farr, J.R. Lindler, Buddy Livingston, Perry Livingston, Jr. and Hoyt Ringer

Honorary pallbearers: Members of the Pomaria Fire Department

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#13 Carroll and Martha 2011-06-29 09:25
James and Family, Carroll and I want to express our deepest sympathy, in the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers,

Carroll and Martha
#12 Susan Wicker Terry 2011-06-28 09:15
Steven, You have our deepest sympathy. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
#11 Devonna Summer 2011-06-27 08:34
Steven, So sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#10 Henry Franklin 2011-06-27 07:53
So sorry to hear about Mr. Long. I still have one of his cedar swings, and I remember him from the day we went to pick it up. I'm sure the many memories each of you have of him will help you through the loss of your husband/father/ grandfather. My prayers will be with you through the coming days.Kindest regards, Henry Franklin
#9 Lynn Wessinger 2011-06-27 07:40
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find peace in precious memories.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#8 JOHNNY FRICK 2011-06-27 06:14
I'm sorry for your loss of Mr. Long. My sympathy and prayers are with you.
#7 Sylvia&Joe Moore 2011-06-26 16:13
James and Judy,we were so sorry to hear of Mr Longs passing.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Sylvia and Joe
#6 Sandra Goodman 2011-06-26 13:00
Mrs. Rebecca and family,
You have our sincere sympathy upon the death of Mr. Gilbert. Katie and I have fond memories of our visits with you all and the wonderful stories you shared with us from times long ago. May God's gift of comfort and peace be with you and your family especially during this time. We love you. Sandra, Katie and family
#5 Karen & Jeff Monroe 2011-06-26 10:40
I'm so sorry for your loss....I will always remember Sunday afternoon visits growing up. May God be with you & carry you through. Much Love: Karen, Jeff, Meredith & Madeline
#4 Jeff & Jana Paschal 2011-06-25 22:20
Steven, We were so sorry to hear of your dad's death. Just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jana
#3 Alice Moore 2011-06-25 17:29
James & Family - May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your dad comfort you & your family, today and always. With deepest sympathy.
Alice Moore
#2 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-06-25 14:56
Our family offers our sympathy on the passing of Mr. Long. We would also like to thank him for his service to our country during time of war and then volunteering as a fire fighter, both exemplary offerings to God and Country. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#1 DEBRA AND WAYNE MORRIS 2011-06-25 09:45

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