Walter Long obit
WaherRLong Funeral Rites At Chesterfield Boxhoard Employes Serve AJ Pallbearers for Crash Victim CHESTERFIELD, July 12 (Spe clal)— Funeral rite* for Walter Floyd Long. Alton auto crash victim, were held at the United Church Sunday, with the pastor, the Rev. W. S. Beardshaw, officiating. Long was the son of Grant and Mary Ethel Long and wai born at Chesterfield Jan. 8, 1908. After upending hli early life at Ches- terfleld and graduating from the Chcutcrfleld High school In 1926, he took a short business course nt Springfield. Then went to Detroit In 1927, where he was employed In an automobile factory; until 1931 when he returned to Chesterfield and found employment at the Alton Boxhoard ft Paper Co, He was elected secretary of the Employes' Association when that organization was formed In 1937. He was married In November, 1934, to Wllma Metcalfe. He II survived by his wife, Wllma Long, a stepson, Grover Mctcnlfe, Grant Long, his father, and five sisters; Mrs. J. W, Long of Brighton, Mrs. A. J. Ring of Birmingham, Mich., Mrs. Guy Kite, Palmyra, Mri. Herbert Welsh of Plalnview, and Mrs. Paul Rands of Alton and rive brother*, Mnyo and Olln Long tit Alton, Dean of Brighton, and Wilbur anri Sammle of Chesterfield. He hart been a member of the Chesterfield Congregational Church since 1923. A quartet composed of Mrs. Wilbur Dnmi, Mrs. Frank Dams, Wallace Mitchell of Hettlck, and J. F. Talkington, accompanied by Mrs. J. F. Talklngton, sang at the funeral. Flower-bearers were: The Misses Be/nlce and Thelma Long of Alton, Miss Virginia Long. Mrs. Geraldlno Stone, Brighton; Mrs. Wilbur Long of Chesterfield and Miss Ruby Nixon, Dccatur. Pallbearers, all fellow workmen at. the Boxboard plnnt of Alton, were: Lulher Dlserona, Everet Hugh, Wllllnm Eber, Bert Wilson, Robert Pnnco nnd Charles Cur- rim. Interment wns In the Long family lot In the Chesterfield cemetery.