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Louise Langford, 85

Passed Away: 12/05/2012

Louise Langford, age 85, of Hoschton, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

Ms. Langford came to Hoschton in 1945 to teach elementary school. She met and married Mr. Robert Langford having the same last name. She served as a teacher for 30 years in the Jackson and Hall Counties School Systems and is often affectionately remembered for having used a ruler on open palm of a misbehaving child. Ms. Langford was an active member of Hoschton First Baptist Church until her later years of failing health. She started the Vacation Bible School program in the 1950s and served in numerous teaching capacities within the Church. She was also past president of the local PTA.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Robbie Bettis and Fredrick of Hoschton; grandson Ryan Lyndal Langford; step granddaughters Lisa York of Mt. Airy, Julie Grindle of Pendergrass, Amy Woods of Maysville, Michelle Bettis of Braselton and Greg Bettis of Temple. Her close companion/caregivers Linda Bishop and Peri Williamson. She has several nieces and nephews. Ms. Langford is preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) Langford; parents Clyde and Mary Langford; brother Bill Langford; sisters Carolyn Martin, Betty Brown and Linda Morgan.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Friday, December 7, 2012 at Hoschton First Baptist Church. Rev. Rick Thrasher, Rev. Cory Sexton and Rev. John Mark Carpenter wil be officiating. Pall bearers Dan Langford, Jr., Gary Langford, Greg Bettis, Brian Kendall and Paul (Buddy) Cheek, Jr. The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the church. Interment Hoschton City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Church of Hoschton building fund.

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

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