Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 16, 2011 11:50 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — James E. Long Sr., 50, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 7, 1961, in Xenia, son of Ted and Shelba Jean (Hall) Goodman Sr. of Centerburg.

In addition to his parents, James is survived by his wife, Patricia (Griffis) Long; son, James E. Long Jr. of Pickerington; daughter, Tabatha Long of the home; sister, Debbie Day of Hilliard; brother, Ted Goodman Jr. of Groveport; and special family that will miss him.

James was preceded in death by a daughter, Christina.

A memorial service celebrating the life of James will be held Friday, Nov. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Fredericktown Free Will Baptist Church, 102 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, with Pastor Aaron Boggs officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Fredericktown Free Will Baptist Church.

Private expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family at

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James E. Long Sr.

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