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Elzy D. Longerbeam, “Jumbo”, 91, of Harpers Ferry, WV went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2020, at his home.

Born March 28, 1929 in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Thomas B. Longerbeam and Margaret E. Viands Longerbeam.

He founded The Church of the First Born and Mission Tabernacle Holiness Church, where he attended many years.

Elzy is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Longerbeam, four daughters, Judy Cogle, Carolyn Weatherholtz, Debbie Stillwell, Mary Conrad;  sons, Kyle Longerbeam, Sr., and Mike Cogle, 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren,  21 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Sadie.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Betty Lou Brackett Longerbeam, three children, Elzy Longerbeam, Jr, Cindy Kilebrew and Kathy Jenkins, four sisters, Peg Nick, Louise Howell, Beaulah Pierson and Geneva Grove, and two brothers, Bob and Bill Longerbeam. He was the last survivor of his family.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV with Pastor Bobby Roadcap officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, WV.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8 pm.

Condolences may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.

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