Sara (Barnes) Long

Born: Sat., Feb. 11, 1939
Died: Wed., Jul. 29, 2020

Graveside Service

3:00 PM Sat., Aug. 01, 2020
Location: Brightwater Cemetery

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Mrs. Sara Barnes Long, age 81, of Patterson, passed away early Wednesday morning (7/29/20) at Harborview Satilla in Waycross following an extended illness.

Born February 11, 1939 in Jefferson, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Luther and Ila Janet Jones Barnes. She attended Jefferson High School and lived most of her life in the Commerce, Georgia area. She retired from the 4th District Head Start at Banks County Primary School in the early 2000's and then worked for Walmart in Commerce from 1999-2009. In 2009, she and her husband moved to Patterson to be close to their son. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Blackshear.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Faye Barnes Thomas.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Wayne Long of Patterson; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason Wayne and Kristi Long of Patterson; 3 grandchildren, Homer Wayne Long, Nathan Smith, and William Smith, all of Patterson; and several other relatives.

A graveside funeral service will take place Saturday afternoon (8/1/20) at 3 p.m. at Brightwater Cemetery in Needham, Alabama.

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For out of town friends and family, cards or letters can be mailed to Donald/Jason Long, 2923 Leggett Drive, Patterson, GA 31557.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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Laurie Paulk
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers for you and your family!

Lynda Sue McMichael
   Posted Sun August 02, 2020
Sending love to Sara Lynn’s family, Donald, Jason and his family. I have very fond memories of childhood visits to Granny’s and Ila’s houses. We had lots of fun. And I especially remember a week I spent with Sara after she married. I was an early teen, I think. I was a little homesick but she did everything she could to show me a good time. And awesome food, fresh from their garden! Of course she learned from the best. Donald, Jason and family, I hope you have wonderful memories to help you through this time, as well as the comfort given by our loving Savior. Lynda Sue (Briscoe) and Jimmy McMichael


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