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From: "Gohr, Glenn" <>
Subject: RE: Recent Death--Rev. Dwayne Long
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 10:23:04 -0500

I believe I have found the obituary for Rev. Long who died from a snakebite.
The article doesn't say he died from snakebit, but he did live in Rose Hill,
VA. Does anyone know anything about his father, Rev. Austin Long? Did this
whole family believe in snakehandling?

There is also a small photo of Rev. Long included with the obituary.

--Glenn Gohr

Kingsport (TN) Times-News online, Wednesday, April 14, 2004,%

Rev. Dwayne Long, 45, Rose Hill, Va. Return to top

ROSE HILL, Va. - Rev. Dwayne Long, 45, passed away at his residence Monday
(April 12, 2004).

A lifelong resident of Lee County, he was a minister, contractor, and a
farmer. He was a member of the Arthurs Chapel Church of Rose Hill.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Austin Long.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Long of Rose Hill; his mother, Barbara Ann
Long of Rose Hill; two sons, Richard and wife Stephanie Long of Fort Payne,
Ala., Matthew Wayne Long, of the home; three daughters, April Golden and
husband Chris of Rose Hill, Brittney Long and Emily Long, of the home; two
grandchildren, Andrew and Morgan; one brother, Mark Long and wife Darla of
Maynardville, Tenn.; three sisters, Angela Taylor, Karen McLain and husband
Keith, Marsha Collins and husband Dana, all of Rose Hill.

The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today at Arthurs Chapel Church.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev.
Ronnie Hoskins, the Rev. Keith McLain, the Rev. Wendall Bates, the Rev. Gary
Long and the Rev. Doug Daniels officiating.

Burial will follow in the Daniels Cemetery in Rose Hill, Va.

Arney-Mullins Funeral Home in Rose Hill, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

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