Sunday, May 12, 2013

May. 11, 2013 @ 08:14 PM

Anthony H. Long

HENDERSON — Anthony Hugh “Tony” Long, 67, of 240 Wrenn Road, Oxford, (in the Watkins Community) died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Born in Granville County, he was the son of the late John Floyd Long and Lillie Dell Breedlove Long.

Mr. Long was retired after 35 years with St. Gobain Containers. He was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Denvil Farley and the Rev. Will Breedlove. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Gloria Crouse Long; a daughter, Tammy R. Long of the home; a son, Anthony Shawn Long and wife, Stacie, of Henderson; three sisters, Hazel L. Ramsey, Sally L. Pruitt and Janice L. Hayes, all of Oxford; a brother, George W. Long of Henderson; and six grandchildren, Brandon T. Manning, Megan R. Manning, Olivia L. Long, Emma P. Long, Landon S. Long and Amelia G. Long. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou L. Rogers; and two brothers, John F. Long Jr. and James A. “Jimmy” Long.

The family will receive friends today at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 240 Wrenn Road, Oxford.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Dale Pruitt, Kevin Long, Brian Long, Jamie Hayes, Andy Long, Michael Breedlove, Mike Breedlove, and Scott Freeman.

Flowers will be accepted; or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vance County Chapter, P.O. Box 914, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Paid Obituary

Mary O. Cooke

WILTON — Mary O’Connor Cooke, 65, a longtime resident of Wilton, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, from cancer.

Born in New Bern, she was the daughter of the late James Edward O’Connor and Mary Ester Moore of Havelock. She moved to Raleigh, to attend Kings Business School and after graduation was employed by UNC General Administration for 40 years, retiring in 2010.

She is survived by her son, Matthew Gray Cooke of Raleigh; and her brother, James Edward O’Connor Jr, of Greenville.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor, with memorial services immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mary’s memory be sent to: Duke Homecare & Hospice, Office of Development, 421 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704; online:

Elnora W. Hargrove

DURHAM — Elnora Williams Hargrove, 59, resident of E. Spain Middleburg Road, Middleburg, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home in Oxford.