Lawrence Carlyle “Larry” Long, chairman of the Columbia County Board of Elections, died Monday afternoon, April 29. He was 79.
Long, the Republican appointee on the three-member board, passed away at University Hospital a week after undergoing heart surgery, said his wife of 52 years, Faye Marie Davis Long.
“It was all such a shock,” she said. “It just came up suddenly.”
Funeral services were held Friday at Platts Funeral Home in Evans.