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Sara (Barnes) Long

February 11, 1939 — July 29, 2020


Mrs. Sara Barnes Long, age 81, of Patterson, passed away early Wednesday morning (07/29/20) at Harborview Satilla in Waycross following an extended illness.

Born on February 11, 1939 in Jefferson, GA, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Ila Janet Jones Barnes. She attended Jefferson High School and lived most of her life in  the Commerce, GA area. She retired from the 4th District Head Start at Banks County Primary School in the early 2000's and then worked for Walmart in Commerce form 1999-2009. In 2009, she and her husband moved to Patterson to be close to their son. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Blackshear. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Faye Barnes Thomas.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Wayne Long of Patterson; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason Wayne and Kristi Long of Patterson; 3 grandchildren, Homer Wayne Long, Nathan Smith, and William Smith, all of Patterson; and several other relatives.

A graveside funeral service will take place Saturday afternoon (8/1/20) at 3 pm at Brightwater Cemetery in Gilbertown, AL.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at or Jason Long at 2923 Leggett Dr., Patterson, GA 31557.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sara (Barnes) Long, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brightwater Cemetery, Gilbertown


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