Long, Melba Bowling

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Melba Bowling Long, age 88, of Radford, went home to taker her place in the body of CHRIST JESUS her LORD and SAVIOR on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.She was born August 12, 1933 in Smyth Co., Chatham Hill, Va. to Wylie and Thurman Webb Bowling.

She was born again in November 1961 and joined the Snowville Baptist Church in June 1962. Twenty years later she moved her membership to Gethsemane Baptist in Radford. She was married to Nathan Abraham Long on December 16, 1954. He departed this life on September 17, 1964.

Melba is survived by a daughter, Peggy Long Collins and husband, Pastor James Collins of Jupiter, Fla.; a son, Charles Edgar Long and wife, Catherine Crute Long of Radford; two grandsons, Derek Nathan Long and Cooper Edward Long of Radford; great grandson, Riley Long; sister, Wanda Bowling Webb of Radford; sister-in-law, Roxie Long Dishon of Radford; brother-in-law, Harrison Long of Radford; nieces, Donna Long Conklin (Mike), Nancy Young Newton, and Betty Kaye Young Smith (Curtis), all of Pulaski County.

Services will be private.

The Long family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.