Mary Woodfin Long, 77, of Advance, was born Aug. 29, 1925, at Gibbs, Tenn., the daughter of Harold and Mary Shupe Duncan, and died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Advance Nursing Center. She retired from Advance School after 42 years of teaching. She was baptized in the Baptist faith. She and Kenneth Long were united in marriage on March 17, 1951, at Piggott, Ark., and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Kenneth Duncan Long of Advance; one daughter, Priscilla Miller of Jackson; one brother, Billy Duncan of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Melissa Williamson of Vienna, Ill.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2003, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance with Rev. Wayne Page officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Advance.