Myrtle Long PDF Print E-mail

L. Myrtle Long, 96, of Newberry, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on October 12, 1917, in Newberry, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Werts and Tochie Cobb Long. Miss Long was a registered nurse who worked in New Jersey, Florida and South Carolina. She began working in 1949 with the Greenville General Hospital where she served as the supervisor of OB/GYN and the Newborn Nursery until her retirement in 1980. She most recently worked at the Newberry College Thrift Shop. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, DAR, and U.C.D. Miss Long was also a member of the American Red Cross, S.C. Nursing Association, S.C. League of Nursing and the American College of OB/GYN.

She is survived by nephews, Thomas A. Yates and Doyle E. Yates; great-nephew, Jeffery Yates, great-niece, Lisa Yates, a niece-in-law, Leslie Eike Yates and longtime friends, Donnie and Fran Hall and Al and Jonelle Morrison . Miss Long was predeceased by sisters, Sara Margaret Long Yates, Edna Long and Lois Long, a brother, Oscar Doyle Long and a nephew, Oscar Long Yates.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 pm Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Richard Goldie and Rev. Kem Thomas. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1254 Glenn Street, Ext., Newberry, SC 29108 or to the Nursing Services at Greenville Hospital Systems, 701 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Active pallbearers will be Dr. Clarence Easley, Dr. Eddie Ellison, Dr. Tom Gailey, Dr. David Smith, Bobby Nichols, Larry Swygert, Dr. Elmer Long and Troy Bowers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Al and Jonelle Morrison, Donnie and Fran Hall, Rita Thomas, Joe and Mary McDonald.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Newberry Hospital for their loving care.

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#8 Marla Dale McDermott 2016-06-15 18:28
May Myrt rest in peace. She was a was a wonderful lady and best friend to my Aunt Clara.
She will be greatly missed.
#7 Sammie D Dixon MD 2014-01-02 17:19
I loved this woman.Impacted my career.She was so supportive of Tom Gailey and I ( me who needed the most supoort) during our residency at GGH !969-1973..The world lost some sunshine. Sammie D Dixon MD
#6 Diane Forrester 2013-12-28 22:39
Miss Long gave me my first job after I graduated from Greenville General Hospital School Of Nursing in 1967 on Pediatrics at Greenville General. I can still picture her walking the halls. Was talking to Dr. Easley at the Retiree Christmas Brunch at GMH a few weeks ago and he spoke of her. She was loved by the OB/GYN boys as well as the hospital staff. She will be missed.
Diane Finley Forrester RN class of 1967 GGH School of Nursing
#5 Cheryl R. Bedenbaugh 2013-12-28 14:39
Miss Long was a gem @GGH. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family @ this sorrowful time. I was a student @ GGH when Miss Long was in NBN. Also, we visited the College Shop & talked with her several times. She was a very interesting lady.
Cheryl Reeves Bedenbaugh,RN
#4 Fran Hall 2013-12-27 17:45
To my sweet Lula Belle,
Words will never be able express the love and admiration I have/had for you ... The long talks we shared on my drive home from work, the visits to our favorite place (banner elk), the stories about "your boys" (your residents) that we heard on countless occasions, and the strong will between our personalities, these are just a very few of the things I'm going to miss! I love you my sweet Lula Belle!
#3 Tania Sosiak 2013-12-27 12:34
Miss Myrt was a special friend to me. I visited her often at The Shop Around the Corner. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
#2 Connie Pearson 2013-12-26 23:29
So sorry to hear of Ms. Myrtle death. She was a very special lady to Keith and I. Due to sickness we postponed our Christmas until Sunday and we will not be able to attend her service. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
#1 Deborah Wicker 2013-12-24 20:38
My thoughts and prayers are with your family...Mrs. Myrtle will be greatly missed.