Rev. Chester Harvey Langley, age 85, of Buford passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Mr. Langley was born June 28, 1927, in Atlanta. He was a graduate of Hoke Smith High School in Atlanta and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was retired from General Motors Lakewood Plant after 33 years of service.
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He became a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Buford in 1952 and was ordained as a minister in 1954. He served as a former pastor of El Bethel Baptist Church, Buffington Baptist Church and Riverside Baptist Church. He was a member of Buford Masonic Lodge 292, past Chaplain of Buford Lodge 292, past Master of Buford Masonic Lodge 292 in 1964, past Grand Chaplin of State of Georgia in 1966, past Trustee of Board of Relief of Masons of Georgia, past Trustee of Masonic Children's Home of Georgia for three years, past Secretary of Buford Lodge 292, past treasurer of Buford Lodge 292, member of Royal Arch, member of Arnold Detroye Comandery, member of Research Lodge of Georgia, past Trustee of Widows Fund for Gwinnett County Masonic Association, and past member of By-Laws Committee of Grand Lodge of Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Inez Thomas; father, Chester Harvey Langley Sr.; sons-in-law, Dorsey Sims and Larry Johnson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Louise Langley of Buford; daughters and sons-in-law, Dale and Glenda Overstreet, Sandra Sims, Janie Johnson, Steve and Beverly McMichen, Jim and Debra Giles, David and Elaine Hill; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Alan, Kristi, Dale, Cade and Luke Overstreet, Tim, Ashly, T.J. and Preston Stephens, Bill, Jamie, Hannah, Rebekah, Elijah and Isaiah Sims, Steve, Celane, Hunter and Peyton Tillery, Austin, Lisa and A.J. Johnson, Aubrey and Courtney Johnson, David, Ashley, Korrigan and Pierce Marsh, Chris, Brooke, Hartlee and Jackson Giles, Nate, Kimberly, Noah and Jacob Cochran, Tyler and Kelsey Hill, and Megan Hill.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Akins and the Rev. Jimmy Masters officiating. Interment will follow with a Masonic graveside service at Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford. Masons will serve as honorary escorts. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford is in charge of arrangements.
Flanigan's Funeral Home
4400 South Lee Street
Buford, GA 30518
Published in Forsyth County News from Oct. 5 to Oct. 8, 2012