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Lebanon News
Obituary of James Harvey Long

June 29, 1934

James H. Long Dies At Clintwood

James Harvey Long, 90, one of the most widely known and respected pioneers of Southwest Virginia, died at Clintwood Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Skeen. He had been ill for eighteen months and his death, due to age and complications, was not unexpected.

Mr. Long was born in Russell county, May 19, 1844, and at the age of 18 enlisted in the Confederate army, serving throughout the war with General John Morgan's raiders. He surrendered with his regiment at Christiansburg in April 1865, and returned to his home. Soon afterwards he married Miss Emily Dotson of Wise county, who died three years ago.

Mr. Long is survived by four children, Mrs. Gallie Friend, Mrs. John M. Skeen, Judge W. G. Long, of Sulphur City, Okla., and Mrs. W. D. Fitzgerald, of Huntington, W. Va.

Funeral services, with Masonic burial rites, were held at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church. Rev. Neil McKinnon conducted the services, assisted by Rev. W. M. Remines. Interment was in the Clintwood cemetery.

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