Life Legacy

Ludowici-Melvin Long, 72, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012 of complications from diabetes. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He moved from Baltimore to Georgia several years ago to enjoy his retirement. He was a member of Rye Patch Baptist Church and a retired electrician from General Motors in Baltimore, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Long of Ludowici; his mother, Ethel Long of Maryland; a brother, William Long of Maryland and his beloved wife, Susan Duncan Long of Maryland.

Survivors are his sister, Jeanette Karras and husband John of Maryland, several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends from the Senior Center also survive.

Private services will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Rye Patch Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the Rye Patch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at

Howard-Jones-Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.