SILVER CITY, N.M. - Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home and a memorial service will be held for Raymond Long, 48, of Gila, at a later date.

He died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Long; son, Robert Long and wife Tabitha of Holloman Air Force Base; father, Joe Wayne Long; mother-in-law, Josie Sanchez; brother, Richard Long and wife Bobbye of Brownwood; sister, Kim Long of Brownwood; brothers-in-law, Covo Ogas and wife Judy of Eatonville, Wash., Tin Ogas and wife Judy of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Viola Ogas of Silver City; Lori Ogas and companion Roy of Silver City; Pasti Barnwell and husband Mike of Cliff; Toni Tezak and husband John of Cliff; Lupe Barnwell and husband Steve of Dayton, Nev.; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Long.