Rev. Moses Ervin Long
01/16/17 - 01/10/99
|Rev. Moses Ervin Long
was born January 16, 1917 in Douglas County, GA. He was the second of 10 children born to Onie Elizabeth (Aderhold) and Robert Ervin
Ervin attended Douglasville High School. The football
team on which he played, had a shut out season in 1933, and allowed only 13 points to be
scored against them in 1934.
After leaving high school, Ervin worked the farm with his family and then tried his
hand at several different jobs until 1942. During this time, he married Miss Ethel
Rebecca Brand and started a family. At age 25, he took a position with Southern RR,
beginning a 35 year railroad career. In 1951, he left Southern, and went to work for
Atlanta & West Point (A&WP) RR. When L&N RR acquired A&WP in 1975,
his job moved them to Louisville, KY, where he worked until his retirement from the
railroad in 1977. They moved back to their home in Georgia, where Ethel and Ervin
both worked for Nally Chevrolet for the next few years. They celebrated their 61st
anniversary on March 27, 1998.
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Three sons; Frank Olin, Robert Edward,
and Larry Keith, live on with fond memories of their Dad.