Class of 1896
Birth: 27 May 1874
Death: 1 Jul 1959
John Julius Langford (1876-1936)
Emma Elizabeth Langford (1899-1899)
Herman S. Langford (1898-1987)
George Julius Langford (1900-1901)
Lula Lester Langford (1901-1902)
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Source: www.findagrave.com, # 11447960.
State (Columbia, SC), July 12, 1959, p. 30.
Mrs. Langford’s Death, And Funeral at Newberry
(From the Newberry Observer)
On Wednesday afternoon, July 1, 1959, a sweet, gentle life of “quite faith” passed out of our midst when the soul of Mrs. Lula Emma Langford entered into eternity.
She had been a patient at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital during her last illness which lasted over eight months. She will be greatly missed in her home and community and mourned by her many friends and loved ones.
Mrs. Langford was a daughter of the late Thomas Douglas and Sarah Emma Paysinger Buzhardt of the Hartford community of Newberry County. She attended Mt. Amoena Seminary, a Lutheran school for girls at Mt. Pleasant, N. C.
On February 12, 1896, she was married to John Julius Langford, who died December 27, 1936. This union was blessed with four children, two girls and two boys, three of whom died in infancy. One son, Herman S. Langford of Newberry, survives. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mamie Hornsby of Newberry, and a number of nieces, nephews and relatives.
She was baptized in infancy and became a member of Colony Lutheran Church. After her marriage she transferred her membership to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where she was a devoted and consecrated member and a regular attendant until her last illness. She was a member of the Mary E. Hipp Bible Class and a life member of the United Lutheran Church Women.
Funeral services were held from the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Friday afternoon, July 3, at five o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Henry A. McCullough, Jr., Dr. Edward Fulenwider, a former pastor and family friend, Dr. James C. Kinard and the Rev. H. A. Dunlap. A host of friends and relatives gathered to pay loving tribute to the dear one who had entered into rest. Beautiful tributes and sweet hymns gave forth strong notes of assurance with which Christians are comforted.
Interment followed in Rosemont Cemetery.
Active pallbearers included her nephews, Claude, Harry and Thomas Buzhardt, Thomas and Fred Hayes, Charlie Cheatham, Douglas Hornsby, Griffin Langford, and Bailey McCullough.
Honorary escort included the members of the Mary E. Hipp Bible Class, J. E. Hawkins, Hal Kohn, Thomas Wicker, Smiley Porter, Emory Bowman, Herbert C. Lorick and Holland Paysinger. Flower attendants were her nieces.
The separation is hard. That friendly smile, those kind and thoughtful acts, the sharing of her flowers she loved so dearly and that radiant, beaming personality will be missed though she has left a legacy that will always be revered and respected by her family and her friends.
He who gaveth also hath taken away, and now a faithful Christian Mother who loved her family, her home, her friends, her church and her Lord has gone to her reward.
McSwain Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.