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William Charles Long

August 15, 1939 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 81)


Mr. William Charles “Charlie” Long, 81, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021.  Mr. Long was born in Macon County August 15, 1939 to the late William Doyle Long and Faye Howard Long.  He was a truck driver in the trucking industry.  Mr. Long was a Mason and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was former Chairman of Deacons and Sunday School Teacher; he loved to work for the church.  Charlie loved watching the squirrels and  birds eating off the porch, he kept tractors, planted a garden, grew watermelons, enjoyed reading western novels and watching western movies, he loved to watch the show  “Pickers” on TV, and he loved gospel music. 


Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Martha Dills Long; a son, Greg Long (Marcia) of Mooresville, NC and he was Uncle Charlie to many special nieces, nephews and



A funeral service will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Kelly Andrews and Rev. Mike McConnell officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 1:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Newman Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jerry Dills, Allen Dills, Fred Dills, Jerry Shaffer, Lex Ramey and Chris Dills. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 1028 Bell Rd. Otto, NC 28763.


Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Long family.  Online condolences may be made at


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Funeral Service
January 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Chapel of Bryant

January 15, 2021

11:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

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