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09/29/05 - Lufkin

Family And Friends Mourn The Death Of Johnny Long

by Jessica Cervantez

Kind, honest, and a good man are just a few of the words used to describe Johnny Long. He died of a broken neck after a tree from the storm fell on him.

Family and friends attended a memorial service for Johnny Long. The 79-year-old was well known as an educator. He taught at Central, Hudson, and Stephen F. Austin State University. He also worked for the City of Hudson and enjoyed helping others.

Born and raised in Lufkin, neighbors say he will be greatly missed.

Delila Lewin, a longtime neighbor, said, "We all moved out there in the 50's, our kids grew up together, and we just loved him, he was very helpful."

You can visit the website www.johnnytlong.com to post thoughts and favorite stories about Johnny Long.

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