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Viva Christine Long
April 15, 1924 - August 27, 2006

The beloved Viva Christine Long left this life to be with her heavenly Father on August 27th at 3:30 p.m. at NEA Medical Center. She was born in Trumann and had lived in Trumann for the past 12 years and was formerly of Harrisburg. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Trumann. She was a devoted wife and mother. In her younger years she opened her home to many ministers that were holding revivals at the local churches. She loved people and loved to cook and provide a place for the ministers to stay. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge C. Long, Sr., a son, Terry Joe Long and was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Estella Gould Woods. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Sue Vinson & son-in-law, Jerry Vonson of Trumann; a son, Talmadge C. Long Jr. of Trumann; two sisters, Virginia Lee Roberts and Myrtle Davies both of Elkhart, IN.; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann, Ark., with Rev. Arville Tribble and Rev. Larry Tribble officiating. Burial will follow in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark. Active pallbearers will be Donnie Prince, Jerry Murphy, Larry Cossey, Eldon Gartman, Jimmy Everhart and Russell Paige. Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers will be Brent & Kim Long, Jason & Coleen Lamb, Lynn Vinson, Kevin & Sylvia Long, Chris Long and Scott Long. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. Online guest book at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Scott Long, Mississippi says

    My beloved grandmother, rest in peace.

  2. Carolyn Davis, Clearwater, FL says

    Barbara, I'm so sorry about the loss of your Mom.When I was five,my Mom borrowed a pretty hat from your Mom to wear to her Aunt's. I remember,she looked so pretty. Your Mom was a lovely, classy lady. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.Carolyn and David Davis

  3. Brenda, Hemet, Ca says

    Barbara, Aunt Viva was a blessing to me ,even tho I did not have the years I would have liked to have been around her. She was always smiling, and she had a lot of pain for many years.The times I was able to visit her in her home she would always bring out the pictures and I saw ones with me and others in my family I would never have seen had she not liked taking them. My prayers are with you, Love Brenda

  4. christy yvonne Long gietzen, Desert Hot Springs, CA says

    Oh Our Sweet Aunt Viva! We Loved You So Very Much!!We honor you very highly for keeping the good sweet spirit around at all times. You were such a wonderful christian, and a good role model for all of us as we were growing up. I cannot even think of the many outstanding things you taught me and my family

  5. Kevin & Sylvia Long, Trumann, Arkansas says

    Grandma Long was very special to us. It is hard to give her up, but we take comfort that she is with the Lord Jesus Christ and her loved ones.

  6. Gary & Diann Smith, Jonesboro, Arkansas says

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know you are in our prayers.Love,Gary & Diann

  7. Loretta Craig, Jonesboro Ar. says

    We Want to express our sadness at the loss of your mother, we have known Viva for many many years she was a dear friend, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.Beulah TurnerMary LongLoretta CraigJoan Houston

  8. Jim & Teresa (Long) Moore, Arlington, Kentucky says

    We want you to know that all our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Circumstances beyond our conrol make it impossible for us to be there, but our hearts are there with the family. Aunt Viva is with God in a much better place and not in pain anymore; but she lives on in our hearts and our wonderful memories of her. May God be with you in this time of tremendous loss. We love you all very much, Jim & Teresa

  9. Mary Ruth Matthews, Trumann AR says

    Barbara, so very sorry to hear about your mom. Bill and I will keep you and your family in prayer. I hope you will let us know if there is anything we can do to make things a little easier. Joy in serving Christ,Mary Ruth

  10. Dale & Anita Walton, Trumann, Ar says

    A very Dear Wonderful person, she will be greatly missed.

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