Marie B. Long, 74, of Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born August 13, 1940 in Harmony N.C. Marie is the daughter of Mattie Mae Gaither in the line of Robert Franklin Gaither - John Martin Gaither - Greenberry Gaither - Jeremiah Gaither - John Gaither V.
Marie was the wife of Paul E. Long to whom she had been married for 51 years. Previous to moving to Lancaster County, they had resided in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. She enjoyed playing bridge, ballroom dancing, attending theatre and was a member of the Coterie Club, Unwind Dance Club, and the Couples Dance Club. Marie was a longtime member of the Society of John Gaither Descendants and will be missed by all.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Dr. James E. Long of Reston, Virginia and Darren E. Long of Spotsylvania, Virginia; daughters, Margo V. Furlong and Tracey E. Gullaksen, both of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and 10 grandchildren.
Private remembrance services and scattering of ashes are being planned by the family for the near future at a location in North Carolina chosen by her.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.