SALUDA — James Odell Long, 69, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Providence Hospital.
Born in Newberry County and a son of the late James Haskell and Annie Laura Black Long, he was the husband of the late Linda Ann Whittle Long. Odell retired from Monsanto and was a member of the Hollywood Ruritan Club and a sustaining member of the Fish Fry Club. He was a member of Corinth Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council and Property Committee. He was a member and current President of the Corinth / St. Mark's Lutheran Men in Mission and he was a volunteer with Christ Central in Saluda.
Surviving are a daughter, Melinda L. Kneece (Josh) of Saluda, a son Johnny Long of Saluda, two sisters, Beth Rodgers (A.B.) of Saluda and Marjorie Jones of Saluda, a granddaughter, Makenzie " Doodelum" Kneece and grandsons.
Mr. Long was preceded in death by a son, James Wayne Long, two brothers, Ernest Haskell Long and George Noland Long and a sister, Fran Long Mims.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Ramey Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Corinth Lutheran Church with Rev. Pam Turfa officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Corinth Lutheran Church, 3178 Denny Hwy., Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the Hollywood Ruritan Club.