Betty Long Early, 87, of West Point passed away Wednesday October 1, 2014 at NMMC-West Point after a recent illness. She was born December 2, 1926 in Tupelo, the only daughter of Huey and Lela Martin Long. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1947 with a bachelor's Degree in Education. She married John Richard Early in 1951. He preceded her in death in 2008.
Her teaching career began at Lockard Elementery in Indianola, on to Directing St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Kindergarten and finishing with teaching 4th grade at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. She enjoyed teaching, learning and reading and all her students over the years.
Services will be Monday October 6, 2014 at 10 AM at Episcopal Church of the Incarnation with the Rev. Sandra DePreist officiating. Burial will take place in Indianola City Cemetery at 3 PM. Pallbearers will be Jim Chandler, Robbie Robinson, Keith Mooney, Sonny Jameson, Bert Faulkner, Todd GlusenKamp, Bill Sugg, Selden Van Cleve. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Martin, Kamil Kassees, Mrs. Ella Evans, NMMC-Emergency room & EMTs, Dr. Scott Bradley, Dr. Ed Miller, Dugan Nursing Home staff, neighbors on Jordan Ave.
Visitation will be Sunday October 5, 2014 from 5-7 PM at Robinson Funeral Home.
She is survived by her son: John R Early, Jr. of West Point; daughter, Marion Early Kohut of West Point; and her beloved granddaughter, Paula Early Kohut of TX.