Juanita Avis Long


TENNERTON — Juanita Avis Wilfong Pringle Long, age 79, of Rock Cave, the Gaines Community, died after a four-year long battle with cancer, on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on May 3, 1937, in Holly Grove, a daughter of the late Boyd and Giselle Obel Beavers Wilfong.  On Nov. 6, 1965, she was united in marriage to Andrew Dixon Long, who preceded her in death on March 18, 2012.  In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one son David Long, one granddaughter Brittany Kay Corley, three sisters, and three brothers.  
She is survived by one son Charles Pringle and fiancée Joyce Carpenter, of French Creek; three daughters: Karen and husband Randy Hawkins, of Greenville, S.C., Sarah and husband Michael Sanders of Rock Cave, and Wanda and husband Tim Collins of Mount Clare; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters:  Imogene Groggs of St. Albans and Della Simons of Elyria, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren on the way.
Mrs. Long was a licensed lay speaker and was a member of the Meadowbrook Full Gospel Church.  She was a former Dietician at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon and was a talented quilter.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, from 5-8 p.m., at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.  The funeral will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at 10 a.m., at the funeral chapel, with Rev. Randy Hawkins officiating.  Interment will follow in the Salem Ridge Cemetery.  Online condolences may be extended to the Long family at www.heavnerandcutright.com  The Long family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.

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