Virginia Purvis Lang, 88, of St. Marys passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.
Born August 8, 1928 in Glenwood, GA, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Minnie McDaniel Purvis. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Lang Fulford.
Mrs. Lang was a long time resident of Camden County of 67 years. She was a graduate of Brewton Parker College, receiving her Associate’s Degree in Education, and also 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 bookeeping 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 Over The Hill Gang, a group that met at least once a week for an outing, and has been in existence for 35 years. Mrs. Lang 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, TX; 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; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive family and friends on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the St. Marys United Methodist Church at 4:00 pm with Pastor Tom Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Drew Lang, Matt Fulford, Tripp Lang, Miles Hendrix, John Miller, Roy Lang, James “Buddy” McGhin, Jay Lassiter. Honorary: Roland Eskridge, Flem Hall, Jerry Lockhart, Kenneth Harrison, Jerry Brandon, Pete Brandon, Jim Dickey, Bill Smith.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.