Billy Long passed away on Jan. 12 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Long; and mother, Virginia Saddler Long. He is survived by his brother, James Long, of Richmond, Va. He is also survived by his longtime friend, Caroline Erickson. Other survivors are aunts, Peggy Jones, Agnes McGee, Rose Holt; and uncle, Pat Saddler, of Florence. Other aunts are Nadine Knox, of Mishawaka, Ind., Betty Mesko, of Akron, Ohio, and Wanda McCloy, of Chattanooga, Tenn. He is also survived by many cousins; a niece and nephew; and a longtime loyal friend, David Thibodeau, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
He graduated from Indiana University
and was a longtime student at UNA studying photography.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Wright Cemetery near Waterloo. Spry-Williams Funeral Home of Florence is directing.