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Archibald Pershing DeLong, 61, of Oceanside California passed away May 16 1979.

He was born April 18 1918 in Buchanan County Virginia and was the son of the late John Wallace and Myrtle Penelope Clifton DeLong.

He was in the Marines during WWII and served in the South Pacific with Edson’s Raiders. He moved to California in 1944 and owned the Bluebird Cab Company in Oceanside. He belonged to the Masons.

Preceding him in death are two sisters, Lola Ann DeLong and Edith Allegra DeLong; one brother, Loah Maurice DeLong.

Survivors are his wife, Lilly Wineberger DeLong.; two daughters, Wanda DeLong Adkins of Inman South Carolina and Linda DeLong Swinland of Oceanside California; two sisters, Lula Walsie Delong Wheeler and husband Robert and Myrtle Lorine DeLong Gilley Monk and husband Lewis Douglas Monk; four brothers, Harold Wallace DeLong, Cecil Robert DeLong, Wendell Holmes DeLong and Warren Coolidge DeLong.

Burial was in Oceanside California.