Betty Olivia Lytton Long, 75, formerly of Statesville, N.C., passed away Monday, October 16, 2023, at Hospice House of High Point.

Betty was born April 14, 1948, in Catawba County and was the daughter of the late Fred H. and Zula Christenbury Lytton. She was a graduate of Bandys High School and also went to Beauty College in Charlotte. On June 20, 1970, she married Reid Neven Long Jr., who survives, of High Point. She was a former member of Race Street UMC and worked numerous jobs in Statesville, having spent most of her career at Belk Department Store.

In addition to her husband, Betty is survived by one son, Michael Long (Christina) of High Point; one granddaughter, Olive Long; one brother, Benny Lytton (Linda); one sister, Patsy Koutsogeorgas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Iredell Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Parks officiating.

Memorials may be made in Betty’s honor to Hospice of the Piedmont and online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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