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December 10, 2023

Betty M. Long Poole

Betty M. Long Poole

Betty M. Long Poole, 81, of Radio Road, departed from this life on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her residence.

Betty was born December 15, 1937, in Catawba County, the daughter of the late Gaither Long and Beatrice Barker Long.

She was a 1954 graduate of Happy Plains High School. She also attended Bennett College, where she received a B.A. in Elementary Education. She taught at Happy Plains and Hiddenite Elementary School before retiring in 1992.

She was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, where she was pianist, Missionary Studies Teacher, and glorious Sunday school member. She loved to travel and visited many different countries, including Canada, Italy, England and visited Hawaii twice. She was a supporter of the arts, and continued to support her college alumni Bennett College.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Poole.

Those left to cherish and honor her memory include her brother, Richard Long and wife Eccolia Max Long of Greensboro; two nieces, Cynthia Rivers and Kimberly Long Holt; two nephews, Steve James and Ulysses Long; and two cousins, Alma James and Shamyya James.

The Home-going service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Leroy Smith and Minister Tommy Dula will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

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Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Poole Family.


  1. Eric Hayes on September 6, 2019 at 11:50 am

    To God be the glory!

    I will always remember Ms. Long’s wonderful smile, her piano playing and the way she supported my mother those many, many years ago when my mother was diagnosed with sugar diabetes.
    The Bible is true, “A friend loveth at all times,” and I’m so glad we have a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. We will have you all in prayer, and I know Ms. Long is enjoying herself with the Lord right now. We’ll certainly miss her.

    God bless

  2. Daniel Allen on June 4, 2020 at 10:01 am

    I’m so sorry to only now learning of her passing. Mrs. Long was my first grade teacher in 1981, and had a tremendous influence in my life. As an adult I would occasionally bump into her at the Hiddenite Festival, and I would always thank her. She was truly a wonderful person.

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