corrections & additions: Audrey E. Prairie, Phyllis Woodrich. Four grandchildren preceded him in death. L. Arthur was born May 7, 1916 son of George & Flossie Mae DEPOISTER Long. He married C. Evelyn CRUSE daughter of Jesse C. & Inez FITZGERALD Cruse on February 22, 1935 in Effingham, IL.
Lakeland Ledger, Florida
December 18, 1993
Leslie Arthur Long, 77 of Lakeland died Friday at his home. A native of Clay County, Ill., he moved to this area 17 years ago from Kankakee, Ill.
He was a heavy equipment operator in highway construction and a member of the Crestview Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Cletis of Lakeland; four daughters, Audrey E. Praire of Muskegon, Mich., Shirley Hollen of Phoenix, Phillis Woodrich of Lakeland and Vicki Martin of Lakeland; three sons, Lowell of Woodbridge, Va., Louis of Raleigh, N.C., and Roger of Lakeland; a brother, Dale of Kankakee; a sister, Waunetta Newman of Salem, Ill.; 23 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Lakeland Funeral Home, Lakeland.
Contributed 11 Mar 2003 by Vicki Martin