G. Grandchild of Mary Follett born Delaware County 1819 & her husband
William Flansburg born Otsego Co, 1813 - If anyone has any clues about who
Mary & William's parents might be....let me know!
SPRINGDALE: Oakley Charles Long, 88, of Springdale died Feb. 5, 1998, at
Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. He was born Aug. 26, 1909, in
Washington, Kan., to Charles C. and Eva Decker Long. He was a graduate of
the Gospel Bible Institute in Kansas City, received his BSE degree from
University and a master's in elementary education administration from the
University of Arkansas. He was ordained in the gospel ministry in 1934,
serving 15 years as a rural missionary and as pastor of various Baptist
Churches for 27 years.
He taught 10 years in elementary schools and was principal of Lee Elementary
in Springdale for 24 years. He served as president of the systemwide
in-service training program for Springdale elementary teachers; as president
of the Springdale Education Association and attended the national teachers
convention in New York City. He retired from school work in 1975. He then
served two years as president of the Washington County Retired Teachers
Association and maintained membership in local, state and national
organizations for teachers and retired teachers. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Springdale where he taught Sunday school classes,
served on various committees and was first superintendent of Shiloh
Christian School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ruth Enyart
Long, on Nov. 10, 1996; three brothers; three sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Everett Long of Whitewater, Wis., Leslie Long
of Springfield, Mo., and David Long of Springdale; one daughter, Wilma
Deason of Springfield; one sister, Wilma Jones of Anchorage, Alaska; nine
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Dr.
Ronnie Floyd, the Rev. Charles Foster and Joe Dorman officiating. Burial
will be in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Chapel of
Springdale. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home,
with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the
First Baptist Church, 1709 Johnson Road, Springdale 72762.