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Obituary – Alice EvelynFay (Messenger) Long (1943-2022)

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Alice E. (Messenger) Long of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Waldron, Arkansas with her loving family by her side. Alice was born April 30, 1943 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Franklin Messenger and Juanita (Lovell) Messenger. She was 78 years old. Alice was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God and she loved the Lord. She was faithful in reading her Bible every day and looked forward to sharing the word with her friends and family.

Alice grew up in the Abbott area and went to school in Mansfield. She met and married the love of her life Charles Long when she was 20 years old. Together they raised their three children and made a life full of love and memories for 52 years. Alice worked for many years as a CNA. She loved being able to care for people. When Alice had time she loved working outside in her garden, watching old western movies (Wells Fargo being her favorite), and watching wrestling. Alice had a green thumb and she enjoyed being able to grow plants. But her first love was that for her grandchildren and family. She cherished being able to spend time with them and make everlasting memories.

Alice leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children: Ann Long and husband Brandon Sparks, Samantha Schlorff and husband John and Carl Long and wife Teresa all of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Robert (Heather) Salmon, Amanda (Loyd) Murphy, Calvin (Brandy) Long, Tanner Long, Jessica Schlorff and Connor Schlorff as well a 12 great-grandchildren. Alice will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including a host of extended family, friends and neighbors she loved dearly. 

Alice was preceded in death by her husband Charles William Long, her parents Franklin and Juanita Messenger, and two great-grandchildren: Alexander Long and Kylan Long.

Alice’s graveside celebration of life will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the Hon Cemetery in Hon Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. 

Alice’s pallbearers will be Tanner Long, Calvin Long, Connor Schlorff, Grant VanRavensway, Kristen Johnson and Chase Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Salmon, Kurtis Bell, Amanda Murphy, Jessica Schlorff, Milo Hughes and Paul Salmon.

Alice’s visitation will be Monday, February 28, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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