Long, Robert Arthur

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Robert Arthur Long, 77, of Christiansburg, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007.

He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Luke and Mae Marie Sledd Long and a son, Robert A. Long, Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Hinkley Long; and daughter, Audrey Virginia Long and fiance, Walter Mills; sister, Freda Curtis and brother-in-law, Don Curtis; three grandchildren, Johnny L. Long, Emily Long Akers, and Natasha Dawn Long.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2007 at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Sutphin officiating. Interment will follow in Belmont Cemetery. The Long Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com.