Dorothy “Ann” Young Long, age 85 of Clarksville passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Tennova Healthcare.
Ann was born June 6, 1936 in Clarksville, TN to the late Joe Jefferson Young and Mary Francis Hanley Young. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Mary Wall and Raymond Young; her siblings, Joe Eddie Young, Jimmy Young, Bill Young (Judy); Sue Young Powers (John) and granddaughter, Janet Leigh Moore.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bobby A. Long; sons: Rob A (Ruthann) Long, Joey H.G. (Lisa) Long, Jeffery B. (Mary) Long; grandchildren: Christina (Harvey) Shine, Hannah Long, Robby Long, Tyler Long, Hanley Long, Ricky Moreno, Taylor (Aaron) Hanssen, Joshua Amos; great grandchildren: Elijah Shine, Lucas and Emma Jackson, Christopher Hanssen, William Hanssen and Jaxx Moreno and former sister-in-law, Rose Trent.
Ann was involved in education for forty-three years. She was involved at Byrns Darden, Greenwood Middle and Richview Middle School as a teacher and assistant Principal at three various schools in Montgomery County. She also worked at APSU with student teachers. Ann received many teaching awards; outstanding teacher for Montgomery County; State Awards, and Outstanding state Distinguished Teacher. She was also a recipient of the Teacher of the Year award and was a member of Delta Kapp Gamma, ETA Chapter. Ann was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
Ann was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was involved in many church activities in her church as usher, co-chairman in the centre of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Ann and Bobby traveled with her sister, Sue and John Powers and Ann and Buford Thaxton. She loved her family, animals, arts and crafts, making wind chimes, watching golf, science, flower gardening and her students.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robby Long, Tyler Long, Butch Thaxton, Mark Young, Jeff Young, Pat Powers, Randall Matthews and Tal Powers.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 408-9690. Online condolences may be made at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.
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