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Edith Fay Long


Edith Fay Long, age 94, died in Mena, Arkansas on January 22, 2015. Mrs. Long, of Mineral Springs, formerly of Texarkana, Arkansas, is survived by her husband of 75 years, Mr. James E. Long, their 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. Mrs. Long has 21 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Long has two very special nieces, who are like daughters, Judy Coupel and Jonnie Bryant of Texas. Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her parents, John F. Grose and Lucy Davis Grose, a grandson James Clifton Long and a son-in-law, Keith Crockett.

Mrs. Long was loved by everyone that knew her. She was a very talented lady, best known for her skills in cooking, sewing, gardening and fishing. Her main hobby the last few years was staying in touch with her many friends and family members through Facebook. She will be sorely missed by all.

Services are on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 2:00 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 Pall Bearers are Russ Long, Nick Crockett, Jesse Crockett, Chase Webb, Tim Young and Myron Young.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm at Central Baptist Church, Mineral Springs, AR.

Online tributes can be posted at

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