CUNNINGHAM — Nellie J. Russell Long, 86, of Cunningham, died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was an underwriter for various insurance companies for over 30 years. She also helped pastor churches in Illinois, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri and Kansas for over 36 years.
She is survived by her son, Travis M. Russell of Cunningham; one brother, Tommy Lee Smithson of Cunningham; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Amos F. Russell; her second husband, Rev. L. Leon Long; and one son, Randall H. Long. Her parents were Colie Lee and Bessie M. Hayden Smithson.
Graveside services will take place at Curtis Cemetery in Norwood, Mo., at a later date. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.