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ESTHER RAY LONG

Esther Ray Long, 75, of Beaufort, South Carolina and wife of Howard Michael Long, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at her home.

Esther was born in Wallace, North Carolina and was a daughter of the late Lacey and Elvy Whaley Groves. She was a supervisor for NWL Aerospace.

In addition to her husband of 52 years, Esther is survived by a daughter, Karen Barlow (Michael) of Cary, North Carolina; a grandson, Michael C. Barlow (Morgan) of Cary, North Carolina; a granddaughter, Courtney Barlow of Cary, North Carolina; 14 nieces and nephews; and 23 great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2019, at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive.

Memorials may be made to PruittHealth Hospice – 1605 North Street, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902.

Online Condolences

  1. DEBBIE BURLESON AND FAMILY says:

    TO MY WONDERFUL AUNT WHO I’M GOING TO MISS DEARLY. WE HAD A GOOD LONG CONVERSATION FOR 20+ YEARS. I’M GOING TO MISS THAT, BUT YOU’RE IN A BETTER PLACE AND NO MORE SUFFERING. TILL WE MEET AGAIN. I LOVE YOU. ( BUTCH )

  2. Michelle and Raven Banner says:

    I was almost born on her birthday, so she spoiled me rotten my whole life- never missing a birthday call. She knew she was my favorite and most beloved Aunt. Raven and I both will miss her and send all of our love to my Uncle Mike, Karen, her husband Michael and her children, Michael and Courtney. We will see you all Saturday.

  3. Valerie Groves Klem says:

    My dear Aunt Raye you were loved so much by me. I looked up to you, you were my confidant, you gave me strength and encouragement to face my battles . I will always remember you at our family reunion . You were so happy to have your nieces and nephews around you. I pray for peace and comfort for Uncle Mike, Karen and her family. Aunt Raye, go rest high on that mountain until we meet again…. Love Val

  4. Greta Lynch says:

    On behalf of Dustin and I and our families, we wish you each peace and wonderful memories to hold you through this difficult time. Although distance in miles separates us, your entire family is in our prayers. I am thankful to have spent time with Aunt Ester at Michael’s wedding.

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