Ershel L. Long Jr.
Ershel Lee Long Jr., 71, New Albany, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
Born Sept. 7, 1939, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ershel Lee and Mabel Kitterman Long.
He was a retired custodian for the Floyd County School Corp., was a volunteer at Lincoln Hills Healthcare Center in New Albany and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in New Albany.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Bessie Austin.
Survivors include two brothers, Louis Long of Georgetown and Wayne Long of Lanesville, and three sisters, Norma Timberlake of Lanesville, Julia Mayfield of New Albany and Wilma Polen of Clarksville.
Visitation: Monday, May 2, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 3, after 9 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Funeral: Tuesday, May 3, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery.
Officiant: Pastor Becky Gibbons.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association.