No posting here for a while as my sister and her family and all of our families are mourning the death of her son Alex who has died at the age of 22.
Ryan Alexander Long, 22, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.
Alex was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a 2004 graduate of Hixson High School and was attending Chattanooga State Community College. Alex was currently employed with Hamilton Place Cinemas 10–17 and was of the Baptist faith. He loved Star Wars, playing video games and going to the movies.
Alex was preceded in death by his grandfathers, William J. Powell and James L. Long Sr.
He is survived by his parents, Claudia Powell Long and James "Jim" L. Long Jr.; a sister, Laura Sanders and her husband, Chris; grandmothers, Nola Powell and Zoolah Long.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dewayne Roberson officiating.
Burial will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
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Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist.