Marilyn Camby Long, 72

Born: Wed., Feb. 4, 1948
Died: Sun., Jan. 10, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 13, 2021
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Graveside Service

3:00 PM Thu., Jan. 14, 2021
Location: Cedar Grove Fellowship Cemetery

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Marilyn Camby Long, 72, of Bostic, died Sunday, January 10, 2021 after a hard fought battle against Covid 19.
She was a daughter of the late Nathan and Margaret Proctor Camby.
Marilyn grew up in the Green Hill community and was a member of Green Hill Baptist Church where her love for the Lord was instilled.  She continued her enthusiasm for Christ and became an active, faithful member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in her adult years.  There she held many positions such as charge secretary, church secretary, and secretary of administration to the church council.  She helped prepare meals for fundraising, funerals, and family benefits. She always said yes when asked to serve and help others.
Church was also where she found her love for singing.  She had a kind heart and a sweet spirit and always had a song in her heart.  She was a talented soloist, a member of her church choir and also sang with the Foothills Community Choir and the Isothermal Community Choir.
She retired from Bellsouth after 34 years where she worked as an operator and a service tech.  
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert "Buster" Long; her son, Brian Long and his wife Jennifer, of Rutherfordton; her sisters, Phyllis McBrayer and Joyce Waters, both of Rutherfordton; and her grandchildren, Emma Long and Luke Long.  She was known to her family and close friends as Doodle.  Her greatest joy was time spent with her grandchildren.  She leaves a legacy with them that faith and family is everything.  
A Graveside Service will be conducted at 3:00 pm Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Cedar Grove Church Cemetery. The Rev. David Hawkins will officiate.
Friends may visit from 4 pm until 7 pm Wednesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home to sign the register book and pay their respects.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Fellowship Church, in care of Treasurer Sherry Lavender, 388 Brooks Road, Bostic, NC 28018.
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Georgia Morris
   Posted Sun January 10, 2021
To the family. I AM so saddened by Marilyn's passing. She truly WAS one of the sweetest, best ladies I have ever known. My thoughts, love and prayers are with ALL of your family. My you find peace, and comfort knowing she is now at rest with our loving GOD!!

Adam Velez
   Posted Mon January 11, 2021
It is with deepest sympathy that I join in mourning that passing of Marilyn. She was a beloved member and active contributor to Cedar Grove Fellowship Church. Her spirit and the impact she made will long remain, and though we mourn this day, we have hope knowing that joy comes in the morning and celebrate that Marilyn's journey with Christ has been made complete. May her resurrected body experience more joy and blessing than her earthly one ever did.
Grace & Peace

Barbara Marshall
   Posted Mon January 11, 2021
There are no words to express my sympathy to the entire family. Special prayers for Brian, Jennifer, Emma and Luke. I pray for God to wrap his mighty arms around each of you through this difficult time.

Kathy Schafer
   Posted Mon January 11, 2021
Family, I was shocked to learn of Marilyn's passing. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out, and I know she will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy and love to you all. You are in my prayers.

Anabel Martinez-Buendia
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
Brian, our deepest condolences to you and your family from the HVD team.

Larry Hill
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
Brian and Family, We are so saddened to hear of your Mothers passing and will keep you and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry Hill
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021

Among the Clouds Basket was sent by Larry, Robbie, Wayne, Leo.

Brian and Family, With our deepest sympathy and prayers. Larry, Robbie, Wayne and Leo

Marty Frye
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
Sabrina and I are very sorry for your loss. We will continue praying for you and your family throughout this week.

   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
So very sorry. Marilyn was certainly a very giving person who loved her family

Jeff Roper
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
Brian, Buster and family, Lynn and I are so sorry about your loss. We have been and will continue praying for you all. I wish there was more we could do. Lean on the Lord. Your faith will get you through.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will no longer exist; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:4‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
We love you all!
Jeff and Lynn

Brenda Dalton
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
Buster, Brian, I just can't express how sorry I am. I loved Marilyn. We carpooled and worked together for many years and became good friends. She was the best person I've ever known, truly beautiful inside and out. She loved you , Jennifer, Emma, Luke and all her family so much. Brian, she was so proud of you, of all of you. We all know she is right there at God's right hand and at peace. Also know that her spirit is with you always. I am so sad she is gone and can't 'even imagine your sorrow.

Shannon Patterson
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
You are in my prayers.

Betty and Garland Bivens
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
Buster and Brain
We are so sorry about Doddles. You have our condolences.

Doug Huntley, Laurinburg, NC
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
Although I haven't seen Marilyn in years, as a fellow classmate I remember her as an especially nice person, always nice and kind to others. May precious memories and God's Grace bring comfort to her family and friends.

jerry lee
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
You have my sympathy

Lynda Freshour
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a precious lady. May God hold you in His arms and give you comfort, peace and His strength .

john byers
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
I was sorry to hear about Marilyn passing. I had the pleasure of knowing her from Green Hill Elementary through Central High. I will miss her.

Paul Elliott
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss Brian. My family and I will be praying for you and your family.

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