Prominent Real Estate man was Ill for Four Months.
Sim Perry Long 65, prominent Chattanooga real estate operator and owner of
extensive farm property, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 1112 Dallas
Road, after an illness of four months.
A native Chattanoogan, Mr. Long was born on January 30, 1879. He was the
son of the late John T. Long and Mrs. Elizabeth Roberson Long, who moved to
this section from Ohio. The Longs first settled in Meigs County and later
moved into Hamilton County, settling on a farm at Ooltewah.** They then
moved to Chattanooga.
Sim Perry Long made his first appearance in the business life of the city
at the age of 12 or 13 when he delivered groceries for C. C. Wells.
A prominent Chattanooga woman told Mr. Long some time ago that her memory
went back to "a bright, smiling and friendly boy who brought the groceries."
Mr. Long's father was a railroad engineer and is said to have been the man
who brought the first train to Chattanooga over the Cincinnati, New Orleans
& Texas Pacific Railway, which is now part of the Southern Railway System.
Mr. Long was in the real estate business for many years and specialized in
the handling of farms and large acreage of mineral and timber lands. He was
a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Chattanooga Half-Century
One June 12, 1912, he married Miss Sophia Scholze. He is survived by his
wife; a son Lt. Robert S. Long, now serving in France; four daughters, Miss
Nelsie Long, who is with the American Red Cross in Africa; Miss Sylvia Long
of this city, Mrs. Elizabeth Long Mixter, wife of Lt. Roger Mixter,
stationed at a camp in the East, and Mrs. Gertrude Long Richardson, Wife of
Capt. William Richardson, now in Australia; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and
Joan Mixter, and a brother, Matt Long of Cleveland, TN.
Funeral services will be held from the Long home at 10:20 a.m. tomorrow,
with Dr. James L. Fowle, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,
officiating. Interment will be in Forrest Hills Cemetery.
Officers and directors of the Half-Century Club and member who were close
friends of Mr. Long will serve as an honorary escort, it was announced.