Stella Mae Long, 87, of Greenbrier Lane, Newport, departed this life Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the home of her son as she was being cared for by her family. Born in Montgomery County on January 11, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Jerry Marshall and Lilly Mae Simons Dove. She was preceded in death by her sisters Mary Lee Shaver and Pauline Morehead and her brothers George Dove and Jerry Dove, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved family; her husband William Lee Long; her sons and daughters-in-law Marshall D. and Janet Dowdy of Newport, Roy Lee and Phyllis Dowdy of Roanoke; her daughter and son-in-law Debra Ann and Joe Spears of Newport; her grandchildren Marty, Daniel, Keith, Melissa, Terry and Shane; her great-grandchildren Nick, Noah, Leslie, Justin, Tyler, Abigail, and Isabella.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall, and Pastor Claude Dove officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.