2017-09-13 / Obituaries

Sandra C. Long

Mrs. Sandra C. Long, 74, entered into rest Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. She was born in Millen and was a lifelong resident of Burke County. She graduated from S.G.A. High School in 1961 and from Georgia Southern University in 1964 with BA in Education. Mrs. Long taught and tutored at S.G.A. and also taught at Blakeney Elementary. She worked for First National Bank, Southern Bank and served on the Southern Bank Board. She was an active member of the Sardis Baptist Church, taught the Challenge Sunday School and was the pianist for more than 40 years, which was a huge part of her life of service to God.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry C. Long of Sardis; her children, Michelle Hargrove and husband Rickey of Millen, Tonya Dixon and husband Chip of Sardis and Sandi Clark and husband Eric of Appling; step-children, Cleve Long and wife Allison of Buford and Lisa Sherrill and husband Glenn of Charlotte, N.C.; her brothers, Billy Chivers and wife Lucille of Port St. John, Fla., and Mac Chivers and wife Marie of Sylvania; her sister, Sally Holland and husband Albert of Waynesboro; her grandchildren, Dylan Hargrove, Casie Hargrove, Garrett Dixon, Cole Clark and Asher Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Saturday, Sept. 9, from 5-7 p.m. at DeLoach- McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Sardis Baptist Church with the Revs. Nick Bates, Bill King and Wayne Dixon officiating. Burial followed in the Sardis Baptist Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were the Challenge Sunday School Class and Dr. Bonnie Jenkins.

Remembrances may be made to the Sardis Baptist Church, P.O. Box 280, Sardis, GA 30456.

Please sign our online guestbook at www.deloachfuneralhomes.com.

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