James A. Long, 86

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James A. Long, 86, of Carrollton, entered into his eternal rest Aug. 22, 2022.

Born Sept. 5, 1935, in Canton, he was the son of the late Frank and Lucille Long Jones. 

He was a member of Dellroy United Methodist Church and was a certified lay speaker for 25 years. He was a member of Carroll County Genealogical Society and Carroll First Families, Carroll County Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society. 

He was a graduate of Carrollton High School Class of 1954.

He is survived by his wife, M. Geraldine Long, whom he married June 4, 2005; daughters Deborah  (Robert) Hull of Mechanicstown and Janet (Ronald) Golden of Columbus, GA; a stepdaughter, Chris (Terry) Hockenberry of Bowerston; three stepsons, Ronnie (Joni) Dixon of Minerva, Tom (Patty) Dixon of Cadiz and Douglas (Cynthia) Dixon of Arizona; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; two sisters, Neala Howell and Janey McIntire of Carrollton; and a sister-in-law, Sondra Jones of Cadiz.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley M. Long, on March 18, 2004, after 46 years of marriage, and a brother, Paul Jones of Cadiz. 

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Aug. 27 at noon at Dellroy United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Ogg officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorials in James’ name may be made to Carroll County Caring Hands, PO Box 322, Carrollton, OH 44615.

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