David Alfred Long

Born: Thu., Aug. 1, 1946
Died: Thu., May 16, 2013


Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sat., May 18, 2013
Location: Long House Funeral Home


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David "Skin" Long , 66, of Cherokee passed away on May 16, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. "Skin" was a member of the Sequoyah Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and served in the Vietnam War.
"Skin" is the son of the late Wilbur Long and Pauline George Long. He is preceded in death by four brothers, Gus George, Duke Long, Rick Long and Mooch Long.
"Skin" is survived by his wife Clora Smith Long; brother, George Long;  Sisters, Jessie Maney, Fern Saunooke and Frostie Adams; Children, Crystal Long Rhynes and husband Bill Rhynes of Whittier, NC; Elizabeth Long Bowers and husband Michael Bowers of Bryson City, NC and Steven Lewis Saunooke of Cherokee, NC.  "Skin" also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Long House Funeral Home on Saturday, May 18, 2013 starting at 4:00 PM, with Pastor Timothy James officiating.
Long House Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.

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Bill Haigler
   Posted Tue May 21, 2013
R I P my brother!

Fanny Nicholson-Gosselin
   Posted Wed May 22, 2013
Dear Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of Dave and the years that we worked at CDU. He would always say "who is this white rabbit that sits among us?" Just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely , Fanny Nicholson-Gosselin

Kim Shaffer
   Posted Sat August 10, 2013
Dave was a good friend and long lost cousin who found me many years ago. He was also a fellow soldier and I offer him this last salute. Godspeed Marine!!! May you rest in peace.
Kim Tali Shaffer

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