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In Memory Of Our Poets

Emmie T. Taber (Longshore) (1934-2012) - Class Of 1952

Emmie Taber Longshore was born in Montgomery, Alabama on August 12, 1934, and died September 12, 2012.

She is survived by her husband George C. Longshore; daughters Lydia Somerville (Will), and Jane Longshore; grandsons Davidson and George Slaughter and Jack Somerville; brother John Taber (Frances) of Point Clear, AL; sister-in-law Nelle Niles (Wendell) of Los Angeles, CA; brothers in-law Frank Longshore of Los Angeles, CA, and Leslie Longshore of Birmingham; beloved nieces and nephews and her dear cousin Anne King of Montgomery.

She attended Sidney Lanier High School and Mary Baldwin College, and graduated from Huntingdon College. She owned Clary Sage Art Gallery in Pepper Place, after which she followed her passion for books and literature by working at Smith & Hardwick bookstore in Forest Park.

A community leader; a lifelong, avid Democrat; a lover of dogs; a devoted mother and grandmother, she loved her children and family as well as a number of dogs she adopted and rescued. A devoted companion was always by her side, most recently her dearly departed Jake.

A memorial service was held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Memorials may be sent to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Hand-in-Paw.

Johns-Ridout's Southside, directing.

Published in The Birmingham News from September 13 to September 14, 2012