Nell Long Whitfield


HURDLE MILLS — Nell Long Whitfield, 85, of Hurdle Mills, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Ewing Long and Sallie Maude Allen Long. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Allen Bryant Whitfield; her son, Keith Whitfield; three brothers: Bernard Long, Winfred Long and Ray Long. Mrs. Whitfield was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She worked for Western Electric and AT&T for a total of 30 years.
Surviving are her daughter, Wanda W. Dickerson (Charles) of Roxboro; daughter-in-law, Laraine Whitfield of Hurdle Mills; one sister, Doris L. Winstead of Hurdle Mills; four grandchildren: Leslie Whitfield, Amanda Carey, Joshua Dickerson and David Dickerson; 11 great-grandchildren: Beau, Addison, Matthew, Charleigh, McKensie, Cade, Kameron, Madison, Kylee, Karis and Ava; her sister-in-law, Peggy Long.
Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 at the home, 191 Snipes Road, Hurdle Mills, NC.
The funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 26 at the Brooks & White Chapel with the Rev. Judson Dunlap officiating. Burial followed in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Randal Long, Mike Long, Danny Long, Linwood Long, Wesley Winstead, Steve Winstead, Gary Overby, Kevin Overby, Russell Overby and Donald Overby.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 933 Salem Church Road, Hurdle Mills, N.C. 27541.
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