Ruth Estes Long, 95

Published 11:17 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ruth Estes Long, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Ruth was born on February 1, 1922, in the Turnersville area of Lincoln County to Joseph and Leah Wilcher Estes. She was the widow of Alvin Long. Ruth was a longtime member of Turnersville Christian Church and was currently a member of Stanford Christian Church. She was a seamstress with Cowden and Palm Beach Inc. from which she retired. Ruth loved her family, reading, and quilt making.

She leaves behind one daughter, JoBelle (John, Jr.) Sallee of Stanford; three grandchildren, Pamela Salle of Waynesburg, Christalynn (Printess) Hubble of McKinney and Lon (Thea) Long of Hustonville; five great-grandchildren, Emily Grace Sallee and John Sallee, IV of Acworth, Ga., Savannah (Devan) Lay of Burgin, PJ Hubble of McKinney and James (Angela) Jackson of Colbert, Ga.; two great-great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Kinsley Lay; one granddaughter-in-law, Terri Sallee of Acworth, Ga.; and one daughter-in-law, Vickie Privett of McKinney.

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In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie Long; a grandson, John Sallee, III; three sisters, Erie Cain, Samantha Estes, Josephine Barlow; and three brothers, John Estes, Sam Estes, and Lewis Estes.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 16, at Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford with Reverends Jim Baughman and Terry Lester officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

Active casket bearers were Printess Hubble, PJ Hubble, Lon Long, Skyler Long, John Sallee, IV, James Jackson, and Devan Lay.