Mrs. Evelyn Altharee (Ree) Langford, 95, passed away Sunday evening, September 6, 2020 in Mexia after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Ree, as she was affectionately known, was born September 1, 1925 in Personville to Henry and Etta Reynolds Wilburn. She grew up in the Personville area and attended the Fair Oaks school. Ree experienced all the hard work associated with growing up in the country during the depression, including the difficult and hot task of picking cotton.
After graduating from school during World War II, she went to Hitchcock to work at the Blimp Base. During her stay there, she met her future husband, Howard, and after a whirlwind courtship of six weeks, they were married on December 16, 1944 in Garden Villas. A true love story that lasted over 75 years.
Ree could be described as a wonderful wife, mother of four children, homemaker and cook. Her success in life and marriage could be attributed to her love for the Lord and His church. During the last stages of her illness, going to church was what she missed the most. She was a beloved member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Dale Copeland; and two sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Howard; children, Curtis Arwin Langford and wife, Robyn of Alvin, Howard G. Langford, Jr. and wife, Sandy of Teague and Forrest Lynn Langford and wife, Terry of Rye, TX, a big group of Grandchildren, Great Grands and Great Great Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2PM Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Clifton Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Howard Langford, Jr., Curtis Arwin Langford, Clint Langford, Corky Langford, Dylan Anderson and Loren Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Forrest Langford, Rick Herndon and Jerry Shields.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 pm at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
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