December 12, 2013

Floyd Faust Long


Floyd Faust Long, 79, was born July 25, 1934 in Loyall, Ky., to the Floyd Ball and Flora Dixon Long and passed away December 1, 2013 in Higden, Ark.  He was a resident of Higden, Ark., a former resident of Springhill, La.,  from 1979 to 2008 and London, Ky., until August 2013.

Mr. Long was a member of Hart Baptist Church, London, and a former faithful member of Walnut Road Baptist Church, Springhill, La. He was a retired MSgt US Air Force with 21½ years of service, having served during the Vietnam War and also worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Labor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Humphrey and husband, Don of Waskom, Texas; sons, John Long and wife, Rhonda of Higden, Ark., Floyd D. Long and wife, Sheila of Center, Texas; five grandchildren, Aaron Humphrey, Jordan Long, Caleb Long, Josh Long, Hannah Long; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyne and Aiden; sisters, Thedda Ladwig of London, Nesta Criger of Boise, Idaho, Lynn Matre and husband, Roger of New Carlisle, Ohio; loving friend, Sue Honchell and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Long was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Brenda Nell Long on August 16, 2005; granddaughter, Melanie Humphrey; three brothers, Milus, Agravaine, Ovid and two sisters, Fay and Honora.

Funeral service for Floyd Faust Long, will be held Friday, Dec. 6  at 12 noon in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jake Vanderburg officiating. 

Interment will follow in Spring Branch Cemetery, Taylor, Ark., with full military graveside rites by the Little Rock AFB Honor Guard, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, La.

Honoring him as pallbearers will be John Long, Floyd D. Long, Aaron Humphrey, Jordan Long, Caleb Long and Josh Long.

Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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