ELLAVILLE --- Mrs. Janet Marie Owens Long, 55, of Americus, GA, died Sunday, August 12, 2018, at her residence. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Watson-Giddens Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 with Rev. William Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donnie Bryan, Chris Toomey, Richard Morgan, Don Wall, Ken Nobles and Chance Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Dillard, Ken Singleton, Luke Singleton, Joseph Daniel, Wendell Poole and Claude Frazier. The family will greet friends at the funeral home Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Mrs. Long was born August 18, 1962, in Americus, GA, to Buddy and Gloria L. Owens. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Long was a loving wife who loved her family and dog, Ruger. Janet enjoyed quilting and loved being in the sun and wind preparing crop land in her favorite 4620 John Deere tractor, that she found to be the best therapy to relax and enjoy life. Mrs. Long started as a volunteer in 1978 at Sumter Regional Hospital, then worked as a ward clerk, became a LPN and then a RN. She worked in case management at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Owens.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Long of Americus, GA; by her mother and father, Buddy and Gloria L. Owens of Americus, GA; brother and sister in law, Johnny and Teresa Owens of Ellaville, GA; sister, Linda Owens of Andersonville, GA; and mother and father in law, John and Anna Long of Franklin, NC. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Hannah Owens, Jennifer Owens Raines, Jessica Owens, Jamie Owens, Joni Owens, John Thomas Owens; special friend, Beth Worthington and many other friends and coworkers.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Dept. 41831, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 or Calvary Baptist Church Missions, 235 Calvary Church Road, Leslie, GA 31764.