March 6, 1919 - April 15, 2022
Nyiaj Looj Yaj (Nhia Long Yang) of Morganton, North Carolina passed away at the age of 103 years old on Friday, April 15th, 2022. He was born March 6, 1919 in the city of Pakha-Nasang, Xieng Khouang. He witnessed and lived through the French Indochina era during WW2 and experienced the struggles and hardships throughout the Secret War in Laos. In 1975, Nhia Long and his family fled to Thailand as refugees, and were relocated to the Ban Vinai Refugee camp. In 1979 the majority of Nhia Long's family immigrated to the United States of America. In 1988, Nhia Long and his remaining family immigrated to the United States of America to reunite with his family. Nhia Long is survived by his wife, Zuag Vang (Zoua Vang), his seven sons: Paj Zeb (Ge Yang), Ntxoov Vaj (Keng Vaj), Vam Suav (Soua Yang), Txooj Vam (Chongwa Yang), Xov Txhiab (Chia Yang), Tsav Txhiaj (Xia Yang), Vaj Qhua (Lia Yang); and his four daughters, Mai Yeeb (niam Nom Tuam Lauj), Mim (niam Paj Cawv Xyooj), Maiv (niam KeebKwm Lis), Hnub (niam Vam Hawj Vaj). Nhia Long's son, Nom Pov (Xiongpao Yang) predeceased him on June 2, 1998. Nhia Long has lived to witness four generations descend directly from his family tree. He was the oldest living member of the direct Yaj NkiasLaim clan. He was a loving husband, an honorable father, the kindest grandfather, and the sweetest great grandfather. Nhia Long was a Master at playing the traditional Hmoob Qeej and was a respectful shaman for many years who has help people spiritually in his community. A service will be held on Friday, May 6 thru Sunday, May 8 at Carolina Moob Hall in Newton, NC. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 PM on Sunday, May 8 at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton, NC. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mr. Yang. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.
Nyiaj Looj Yaj (Nhia Long Yang) of Morganton, North Carolina passed away at the age of 103 years old on Friday, April 15th, 2022. He was born March 6, 1919 in the city of Pakha-Nasang, Xieng Khouang. He witnessed and lived through the French... View Obituary & Service Information
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