Funeral services for Alice Faye Long Fancher of Ocean Springs, MS will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Boone-Smith Funeral Home, Colorado Street, Greenville. She died Sunday, August 14 in Ocean Springs after a short bout with cancer. Burial will be in the Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Boone-Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mrs. Fancher was born in Indianola, MS on October 22, 1947 to James Benjamin “J.B.” Long and Lexie Mae McKnight Long, both deceased. Two brothers, also pre-deceased her: Marvin Eugene Long and Billy Wayne Long. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Long Menhel of Greenville and two daughters: Lisa Danielle Ellis Carey of Ocean Springs and Laura Jamille Ellis Morrow of Biloxi and three grandchildren, Madison N. Romero of Virginia and twins, Parker J. Morrow and Brooke J. Morrow of Biloxi.
She graduated Moorhead High School in 1966 with honors and as Salutatorian of her class where she served on the Student Council, as Class secretary, Hall of Fame and was voted Most Likely to Succeed.
After graduation, she made her home in Greenville where she worked in the towboat industry and as an ES Employment Interviewer at the Mississippi Dept. of Employment Security. She retired in 2006 after 31 ½ years on the job, having worked in Greenville, Jackson and Biloxi.
She loved animals and detested any cruelty to animals; loved her grandchildren and was active in their activities. Other loves in her life was New Orleans Saints Football games, sharing movies with her daughters and grands, Chinese food as well as country food, music, poetry and chocolate ice cream. She will be remembered as a loving, compassionate person and will be highly missed by her family and her dog, Sassy and a cat named Mur.
There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at Boone-Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.