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James Curtis Long (11-29-2012)
Funeral services for James Curtis Long, 59, of Sterlington, were held on Thursday, November 15, 2012, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Monroe with Rev. Judy Bazer officiating and Will Merritt contributing a testimonial. Interment followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Long passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. He was an active member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, a field operator at Dow Chemical Company, and a Boy Scout leader for many years. A 1972 graduate of Farmerville High School, Mr. Long loved the outdoors and frequently went hunting and camping. He was a man of deep faith in God and lived a life that was filled with grace and kindness. With a selfless and giving heart, he always placed others before himself and was an earthly picture of our Heavenly Fatherís love. Mr. Long was preceded in death by his father, Perry Long and wife Barbara; mother, Nan Andrews and husband Curt; brother, Mike Long; and niece Tiffany Long. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Sheila Long; children, Jay Long of Dallas, TX, Connie Merritt and husband Will of Sterlington, and Will Long of Sterlington; granddaughter, Hayes Merritt ; brother and sisters, Louise Johnson of Clinton, MS, Andy Long and wife LaJo of West Monroe, Ruthie Nolan and husband Curry of Rocky Branch, and Nancy Brantley of Shreveport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Buddy Moore, John Preaus, Joe Preaus, Mark Preaus, Bill Breed, and Art Rainwater. Memorials may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church or the Boy Scouts of America. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.