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Theron E. Long

Hernando, MS

Theron E. Long, 83, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. He was a member of Hernando Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. Mr. Long graduated from Belmont High School, received his Bachelor's Degree from Mississippi State University and his Master's in Guidance and Administration from Ole Miss. He retired from Desoto County Schools after 44 years of service as a coach, teacher and principal. He was inducted into the Mississippi Coaches Hall of Fame. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hernando High School Gym, which is named in his honor. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hernando High School Gym with burial to follow in Hernando Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary D. Long; son, Jeff Long, Sr. (Terry) of Hernando; grandsons, Jeff Long, Jr. (Tina) of Munford, TN, Carter Long (Courtney) of Oakland, TN, Conner Long and Samuel Long, both of Southaven, great-grandchildren, Cameron Charles Long and Scarlett Grace Long, both of Munford. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Vincent "Vince" Long.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 22, 2017
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