Obituaries


Betty Sue Long

February 4, 1919 - September 30, 2018

Burial Date October 2, 2018

Betty Sue Strickland Long, age 99, entered into Heaven, Sunday, September 30, 2018, in Bainbridge, Georgia. Services for Mrs. Long will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, at the Cadwell Chapel of Cox Funeral Home. The Rev. Edmond Long will officiate. The service will conclude in the Chapel and the family will receive friends immediately following the service. A private interment will be held at Oak City Cemetery.

Betty Sue Strickland was born in Fowlstown, Georgia, February 4, 1919. Her parents, Reuben Ben Strickland and Lila Elizabeth Bennett Strickland have preceded her in death. On November 23, 1943, she married James Bronza (Red) Long. She and Red were married 56 years until his death in 1999. Red and Betty Sue were charter members of Calvary Baptist Church. She was the oldest surviving member of the church. Betty was a hard-working person. She worked as a dietician/hostess at the BonAire Hotel. For many years she was a cashier and bookkeeper at Marchant’s IGA. Betty Sue’s final employment was co-owner and operator of Long’s Bait and Tackle. Betty Sue was a kind person. She made wonderful pound cakes and was happy to share them. She enjoyed talking on the phone and collected china shoes. Betty Sue always loved keeping up with the current news. She loved the Atlanta Braves. Mainly, Betty Sue enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved and cared for them selflessly.

Betty Sue and Red helped care for the following nieces and nephews they considered to be their own children: Arky Long (Gail) and son, Josh (Ashley), Ulatha L. Bridges (Bunky, deceased), Kitty L. Willis (E. J. Willis), both deceased, Charla L. Palmer (Charles), Daryl Long (Carolyn), Brenda L. Dowdy (Johnny), Dargan Long (Kelly), and numerous Long nieces and nephews. She is survived by her nephew, Melvin Cloud (Melba). Betty Sue was preceded in death by her sisters, Pearl S. Blocker and Jesse S. Cloud (Joe). Betty Sue also had a niece, Gloria C. Martin, deceased (Bill), nephews, John Earl Cloud, deceased (Delores), Joe Henry Cloud (Lena) both deceased, and numerous Cloud great-nieces and great-nephews.