A lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late James Albert and Minnie Puett Long. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calhoun, where she was a member of the elder ladies Sunday school class and also enjoyed attending Senior Center activities. In her younger days she taught Sunday school and loved her church very much. In later days, she helped care for her mother and father.
She is survived by one sister, Mildred Key of Calhoun; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Bonnie Long of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Athens with the Rev. Kevin Cheatham officiating.
Interment will follow in Riceville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be family and friends from the church.
If you are unable to attend this service or visitation you may sign the guest register at www.smithfuneral&cremationservicesofathens.com.