Shirley Louise Long, 84 of Dawson Springs passed away Friday, October 9, 2020, at her home. Born May 16, 1936, to the late Goble and Zadie (Payne) Duke of Christian County. She was of Baptist faith and attended Charleston Baptist Church. She was a Worthy Matron and member of the Eastern Star since 1964 and a past Grand Officer. She worked for many years at Versnick's KY Rest Haven as a LPN, and was a Kentucky Colonel.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sisters, Pearl McClain and Bell Whitfield.
Survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Douglas Long; two sons, Ricky (Marilyn) Long of Beulah and Barry (Alisa) Long of Richland; brother, G.H. (Wilma) Duke of Nebo; 5 grandchildren, Kristen (Nathan) Cunningham, Karah Long, Kami Long, Ryan (Amanda) Long and Ginny (Aaron) Watts; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be held Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bro. Patrick Yates officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Private burial will be at a later date at New Salem Cemetery.
Attendees are mandated to wear a mask and social distancing is required. Anyone that has or has had a fever, signs/symptoms, or has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days is requested to not attend.
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