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Martha May Long Gregory, 71, of North Little Rock died December 9, 2011. She was born June 3, 1940, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to the late Albert Wallace Long and the late Lucille Vivian Packer Long.
Martha graduated from Little Rock Central High School and attended Little Rock Jr. College (later UALR). She met and married her husband, Dick, while they both were on staff at KTHS Radio in Little Rock. She later worked at the Arkansas Workmen's Compensation Commission and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hematology and Oncology Research Department before becoming a stay-at-home Wife to Dick and Mom to David which was the callings she loved the best. Martha was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church for many years serving in mission endeavors, leading discipleship groups and teaching a women's Bible Class. She attended and was a leader in Bible Study Fellowship. She loved to cook, fish with her husband and to travel together to see their son and his family and other places in the U.S.
Survivors include: son, David Laurence Gregory and wife Kathryn of South Riding, Virginia; brother: Dr. Albert Wallace Long and wife Mona of San Antonio, Texas; Grandchildren: Andrew Warren Gregory and Matthew Reick Gregory of South Riding, Virginia; sister-in-law Betty Jean Gregory Leavell of Monticello. Arkansas; nephews: Ronald Long, Jeffrey McCauley, Markham Crone, Larry Leavell; nieces: Vivian Long Moore, Janet Long Kilpatrick, Joyce Leavell Keeling, and numerous great nieces, nephews and many friends.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Richard Laurence Gregory; two sisters: Gloria Long McCauley and Charlotte Long Crone; and her beloved Aunt Charlotte M. Packer.
Special gratitude goes to the Gregory Sunday School Class members for their loving care during the last two years of Martha's life.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 7:30 p.m., Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St., 501-758-1170.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday at Park Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Alexander.
Memorials may be made to Park Hill Baptist Church, 201 East C Street, North Little Rock, AR 72116.


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