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Deborah Lynn Long

May 29, 1962 ~ April 5, 2021 (age 58)


Mrs. Deborah Lynn Long, 58, of Newnan, died Monday, April 5, 2021 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

Deborah was born on May 29, 1962, in Allentown, PA. She held a Master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision from the State University of West Georgia. She held a career in education for 30 years and was currently employed as a 3rd grade teacher for Trinity Christian School in Sharpsburg. She loved the Lord and attended SonRise Baptist Church. Deborah was a loving wife and mother and was loved by all her family, students, and colleagues.  

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Gailer; and her brother, Jeff Gailer.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Brian Long; daughter, Heather Long; father, Ted Gailer (Alta); sister, Denise Jostes (Alan); brothers, John Gailer (Susanna) and David Gailer (Donna); and host of other family members and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Hillcrest Chapel with Reverend John Gailer, Pastor Fayez Ayoub and Pastor Khalil Ayoub officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. During both the visitation and service, all social distancing guidelines must be followed; masks are also recommended. The service will be live streamed and may be viewed by following the link on her obituary on our website at

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April 9, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillcrest Chapel
1 Bullsboro Drive
Newnan, GA 30263

Celebration of Life
April 10, 2021

10:30 AM
Hillcrest Chapel
1 Bullsboro Drive
Newnan, GA 30263

Video is available for this event

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