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William Long

William Long William Long

William (Benton) Long, 93, Corydon, Ind., died on Friday, June 12, 2020 at his home in Corydon.

He was born Feb. 27, 1927, the son of Jess William Long and Bessie Ann Feller Long Pease.

Benton was a combat veteran in the Korean War, a press operator in the steel industry and attended Zoar Church for 15 years.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Anna Long; his parents; a daughter, Charlotte Ann; one sister, Fanny; four brothers, Attwood, Samuel, Tom and Victor; and many cousins and friends.

He is survived by four sons, William David Long (Sandy) of Corydon, Lester Ray Long (Carla) of New Salisbury, Ind., Joseph Alvin Long (Melissa) of Tell City, Ind., and Jess Paul Long of Corydon; two daughters, Laura Etta Long of New Salisbury, Ind., and Virginia Marie Autry (Darryl) of Corydon; two sisters, Fairy Sillings of Georgetown, Ind., and Rose Crawford of South Carolina; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

All services will be private. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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