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Dr. John Long

December 28, 1925 — February 24, 2020



Dr. John M. Long, age 94, of Troy, AL, died February 24, 2020, at his home. A funeral service for Dr. John M. Long will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM with Reverend Steve Winton officiating. Burial will follow at the Sorrell Chapel on the Troy University campus. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Green Hills Funeral Home Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

His survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mary Lynn Long; daughter, Deborra Street of Marion, AL; son and daughter-in-law, John M. (Debbie) Long Jr. of Ragland, AL; granddaughter, Melissa Long Williamson; great-grandchildren, John Cameron Parham and David Patrick Williamson; and sister, Mary McConatha. He was preceded in death by his brother, Sam James Long Jr.

Serving as pallbearers will be Paschal Ward, Steve McLendon, John Hillsman, David Mallach, James Smith, Ray Smith, Rennie Mills, and Rod Henley. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Troy Rotary Club, the Wesley-McCartha Sunday School class, and every student who played in one of John M. Long's bands.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Troy (213 N. Three Notch St, Troy, AL 36081) or to the John M. Long Scholarship Fund (Troy University, 109 Long Hall, Troy, AL 36081). The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Long family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Green Hills Funeral Home

1621 AL-15, Troy, AL 36079

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

213 N 3 Notch St, Troy, AL 36081

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