Bennie Kay Long, 75, died Monday Dec. 19 at her home. She was born in McMinnville on Aug. 22, 1941 to Willard Grissom and Louie Marie Roberts Grissom, who preceded her in death along with her infant brother Sammy.
She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Long Sr.; daughters, Regina K. Smartt of Beersheba Springs and Crista (Joe) Long of McMinnville; sons, Charles E. “Chuck” (Dee) Long Jr. of Spencer, Mark (Susan) Long of Beersheba Springs and Jeremy (Carol) Long of Chattanooga; brother, Joe (Martha) Grissom of McMinnville; grandchildren, Stephanie, Nick, Cody, Tiffany, Mason, Jade, Wesley, Kayleigh and Kirsty; step-grandchildren, Tyler and Sean, Steffen and Tyrus.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with minister Bill Walkup officiating with burial to follow at Smyrna Cemetery. Layne Funeral Home, Altamont is in charge of arrangements. www.laynefuneralhome.com.