George Wilbur (Wib) Long, 66, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Memorial Mission Hospital. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Wilbur Leroy and Pauline Elizabeth George Long. George was preceded in death by five brothers, Gus George, Duke, David, Rick, and Randall Long.
George is survived by three sisters; Lauren (Eddie) Adams, Jessie (Jim) Maney, and Fern ( Edwin) Saunooke all of Cherokee.
A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, Sept. 29 at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Reverends Bo Parris and Greg Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in the Long Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Sampson, Jeff Cox, Will Wright, Danny Larch, Butch Harlan, and Johnny Davis. The body will be placed in the church at 4pm on Sunday, Sept. 28 to await the service hour.
Melton Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.