Dorothea “Dottie” Bounds Long, of Fairhope, AL, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022, at the age of 88.
Dottie grew up in Mobile where she attended Old Shell Road Elementary and Murphy High School. After college Dottie began teaching school in Pensacola where she met and married Lieutenant Art Long, a naval pilot. After their marriage, she continued teaching in Mobile County.
In the late 70s, they moved to Ono Island in Orange Beach, AL, continuing her career at Foley Middle and High School. In 1997, she and Art retired to Fairhope where she volunteered at Thomas Hospital. Dottie was a member of Fairhope Christian Church.
Dottie loved her family and friends, her students, and they all loved her, too.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H. Long and brother, Richard Bounds.
Dottie is survived by her daughter, Leslie Long of Elberta; son, Arthur H. Long, III of Foley; two grandchildren, Arthur H. Long, IV and Summer Lee Long Powell of Foley; great-grandchildren, Tommy Powell and Lauren Lee Powell of Foley.
For anyone desiring to honor Dottie’s memory, the family suggests donations be made to the Fairhope Public Library, 501 Fairhope, AL, 36532.
A private memorial service will be planned at a late date.
Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home of Daphne is assisting the family.
I am so sorry about the loss of Dottie. She and my mother, Terry,
were high school friends and I always enjoyed being around her.
My condolences and prayers the family,
MaryLou Donaghey Hyland
We are so sorry for your loss. My family loved Dottie’s vibrant and fun spirit.
Please know her loss is felt deeply by many in the community.
Bob, Helen and Lori Renner
I feel blessed to have known Dottie, a beautiful, kind and energetic lady who seemed to take everything in stride. She is and will continue to be sorely missed. Deepest sympathy to her children.