Frances Ellen Long Reed – obituary

by Aug 24, 2017OBITUARIES0 comments


Frances Ellen Long Reed, 72, of the Wolftown Community in Cherokee passed away Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva following an extended illness.

She was born March 23, 1945 in Cherokee to the late Allen Wilson Long and Dinah Lossie-Wolfe Long.  Frances was a Health Educator and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by two children, William D. Reed Jr. (Dorsey Arch) of the home and Lori Reed (JR Wolfe) of the Wolftown Community; three Grandchildren; and two sisters, Elnora Nations (Candler) and Elista Long (Clark Junaluska).

In addition to her parents, Frances is preceded in death by her husband, William D. Reed Sr.; two granddaughters, Robyn Denise Reed and Dinah Renee Reed; four Brothers, Reginald Jerry Long, Will Sawyer Long, Lewis Hilliard Long, and Frank Long; and two sisters, Sarah Jane Poe and Lottie Long.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church from 5-11pm.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 25 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church at 2pm.  Pastors Greg Morgan and James “Bo” Parris will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Reed Family Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be nephews.

Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Reed family.