Virginia Purvis Lang, 88, of St. Marys passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.
Born Aug. 8, 1928, in Glenwood, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Minnie McDaniel Purvis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Lang Fulford.
Mrs. Lang was a longtime resident of Camden County of 67 years. She was a graduate of Brewton Parker College, receiving her associate’s degree in education and teaching as well. When she moved to Camden County later, she met Mr. Calvin W. Lang Sr. and worked with him at Lang’s Seafood in the office, taking care of the bookkeeping and anything else that needed to be done.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, you never saw Mrs. Lang without that beautiful smile on her face. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Calvin W. Lang Sr.; two sons, Calvin Lang Jr. (Lisa) and David Lang (Amy) all of St. Marys; sister, Sylvia Mitchell of Vidalia; brother, Kelly Purvis of Weatherford, Texas; five grandchildren, Tripp Lang, Anna Hendrix, Matt Fulford, Drew Lang and Ally Lang; four great-grandchildren, Riley Lang, Crew Lang, Emmie Grace Hendrix and Lawson Lang Hendrix; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received family and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Jones officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Drew Lang, Matt Fulford, Tripp Lang, Miles Hendrix, John Miller, Roy Lang, James “Buddy” McGhin and Jay Lassiter. Honorary pallbearers were Rowland Eskridge, Flem Hall, Jerry Lockhart, Kenneth Harrison, Jerry Brandon, Pete Brandon, Jim Dickey and Bill Smith.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.