Margaret Byrd Long

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Margaret Byrd Long, age 97, of Burnt Hickory Road, Cartersville passed away Monday, May 15, 2015.

She was born in Johnson County, North Carolina on May, 7 1920, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Minnie Byrd.  She was a teacher at Rossville High School, Effingham County High School, Troup High School, and Lagrange Senior High School, and retired from teaching in 1983. She was a member of Wofford’s Crossroads Baptist Church.

Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Dewitt Long, Cartersville, GA; a sister, Geraldine Brady, and three brothers, Ralph, James, and Clarence Byrd all of NC; three grandsons, Jay Pitts Long and Matthew Bryan Long of Lagrange, GA, and Brian Nicholas Simpkins of Marietta, GA.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Patti Long of St. Marys, GA; a daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and Douglas Long of Rydal, GA; granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Meridith and Nathan Scherer of Titusville, FL and Amber Richey of Marietta GA; grandson, Sean Long of KY; great-granddaughters, Marlo Byrd Scherer of Titusville, FL and Alison Ann Queen of Marietta, GA; great-great grandsons, Micah Richey and Matthew Richey of TX; and great-great granddaughter, Lilly Ann Queen of Marietta, GA.

Special recognition and thanks to her extended family – the caregivers at Waldrop Assisted Living: Kim, Brittany, Debra, Tammy, Kelly, Alecia, Emily, Carly, Kayla, Victoria, Lisa, Idraiah, Carol, Mary, Debra, and Danny.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 3:00 PM at the chapel of Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville with Rev. Denver Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Barton Funeral Home.

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R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of funeral arrangements for Margaret Bryd Long.