Hollace “Holly” LaVerne Long Roseberry

September 20, 1944 ‒ July 29, 2007

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Hollace LaVerne Roseberry, 62, died on July 29, 2007, after a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Marion, Ohio, and was the eldest of seven children born to Ted and LaVerne McLaughlin Long of Mount Gilead, Ohio. After graduating from Mount Gilead High School in 1962, Holly attended Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout the years, she practiced at Riverside White Cross Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur, Brenau University and Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia and most recently at Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates in Atlanta. In addition to her work as a nurse, she spent many years as a homemaker and full-time mother.

Holly was an avid gardener and nature lover and spent much of her free time working in her garden, hiking in the mountains of western North Carolina and relaxing on the South Carolina Coast.

A wonderful and irreplaceable mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Holly will be missed terribly by her daughters and son-in-law, Laurel Roseberry of Atlanta, Georgia and Heather Roseberry and Nathan Ohler of Chicago, Ill.; her parents, LaVerne and Ted Long of Mount Gilead, Ohio; her brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Steve Long and Beth Bishop-Long and Carla and Mark Long, all of Marion, Ohio, Jenny Piccin-Armbrust and Buddy Armbrust of Columbus, Ohio, Christine Long of Powell, Ohio, Jacque and Matthew Long of Canton, Ohio, and Brooke and Nathan Long of Marietta, Ohio; her nieces and nephews; her extended family in Ohio and Colorado; and countless friends in the Atlanta area and throughout the country.

A memorial service celebrating her life was held on Saturday, August 18, 2007  at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cardington, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through Friends of the Smokies, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764-7660 (www.friendsofthesmokies.com). Please indicate that the gift is in memory of Holly, as well as who should be notified of the memorial gift (e.g., a surviving child, parent, or sibling) and the mailing address of that individual.