James Long

HOUSTON – James Murray Long, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Chickasaw County to Jessie and Maybell Long. He was a farmer, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of North Jackson Street Church of Christ in Houston.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston. Bro. Don Brady will officiate. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Chickasaw County.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jane Maxine Long; four sons, Mike Long of Houston, Keith Long and Barbara of Walnut, Mark Long and Regina of Houston, and Phillip Long of Houston; one brother, David Long and Delois of Houston; two sisters, Joyce Gann of Houston and Margie Woodridge of Meridian; five grandchildren, Brandy Long, Chris Long and Scott Long, Eric and Justan Palmer; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.southernfuneralchapel.com.