Nora Bell Dill Long

Mrs. Nora Bell Long, a resident of Rt. 2 Harrison, died in a Chattanooga hospital early Saturday morning following an illness of several months. She was the daughter of the late John Dill and Narsiss Groom Dill, and had spent most of her life in Ooltewah and Harrison communities.  She was a charter member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, and at the time of her death was the oldest member of the church.  Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Stella Neeley, Mrs. Robbie Smith, Mrs. Georgia Ramey, Mrs. Pauline Lackey, Mrs. Melba Norrell, all of Harrison, and Mrs. Nanny Edmondson, Nashville; one son J. B. Long, Old Fort, Tenn.; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren, one brother, Cleve Dilll, Harrison; several neices and nephews.   Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Wildwood Chapel, Buckner Funeral Home, with the Revs. James Malone, pastor of the Pine Ridge Baptist Church, Vern Duncan, pastor, New Bethel Baptist Church, and Donny Holder, pastor, Denny Hill Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in McDonald Cemetery, Snow Hill, with
Junior Neeley, Delbert Bancroft, Donald Norrell, James Crooks, Charles Lackey, and Terry Ramey serving as casket-bearers.  The family will receive friends at
the Wildwood Chapel until the hour of service.  Burckner Funeral in charge of arrangements.
The Chattanooga Times, May 12, 1975.

Submitted by Phebe Morgan