December 22, 2013

Christopher Lee ‘C.J.’ Long Jr.


— Mr. Christopher Lee “C.J.” Long Jr., 21, of Calhoun, departed this life Sunday morning, Dec. 22, 2013, at Gordon Hospital.

C.J. was born June 25, 1992, in Dalton.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Joe Shelton, and Hulen and Frances Smith, and a grandmother, Elsie Kirby.

C.J. was a 2011 graduate of Lincolnton High School in Lincolnton, N.C.

He is survived by his mother, Judy Long of Calhoun; father and stepmother, Chris and Beth Long of Ringgold; sisters, Miranda Long and Ashlyn Anderson, both of Ringgold; grandparents, Carolyn and Marion Smith of Dalton, Edward Kirby of Florida; great-grandmother, Callie Slaughter of Dalton; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Christopher Lee “C.J.” Long Jr. will be today at 1 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Adam Warren officiating.

He will be laid to rest at West Hill Cemetery with his cousins serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel in Dalton; (706) 226-4002.