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James Edward Long, age 94, died in Mena, Arkansas on March 28, 2016

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james edward longJames Edward Long, age 94, died in Mena, Arkansas on March 28, 2016. Mr. Long, formerly of Texarkana, Arkansas, is preceded in death by his wife Edith Fay of 75 years. Mr. Long is survived by his children James D. Long and his wife, Carolyn, of Cabot, Arkansas; Fran Hadaway and her husband Al, of Mena, Arkansas; Connie Crockett of Ojai, CA; Mark Long and his wife, Connie, of Texarkana, Texas. Surviving grandchildren are Gayla Hadaway, Skip Hadaway, Russ Long, Debra Long, Nick Crockett, Jesse Crockett, Brandi Crockett, Matt Long and Corey Long. Mr. Long has 21 great grandchildren and 3 great, great, grandchildren. Mr. Long was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Grose and Lucy Davis Grose, a grandson James Clifton Long and a son-in-law, Keith Crockett
James Long was well known and respected. He retired from Southwestern Electric Power company shortly after moving to Mineral Springs in 1976. He was a master woodworker and craftsman. He was seldom without words or opinion and always funny! He will be remembered by his stories, his wit and wisdom and his craft. He was always willing to build his children and grandchildren furniture or toys. Seldom did he fail to lend a hand to someone in need. He will be missed.
Services are on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2:30 P.M in Mineral Springs, Arkansas, at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery, Mineral Springs, AR under the direction of East Funeral Home, Moores Lane, Texarkana, TX.
Pallbearers are Skip Hadaway, Matt Long, Corey Long, Kyle Crowley, Ryan Hadaway, Lance Hadaway, A. J. Crowley and Alex Long. Honorary Pallbearers are Russ Long, Nick Crockett, Jesse Crockett, Chase Webb, Tim young and Myron Young.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.