September 21, 2012
SHUQUALAK — Bertha Payton Langford, 74, died Sept. 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital—Golden Triangle. Services are Saturday at noon at Running Water Baptist Church in Shuqualak with the Rev. Tyrone Ellis officiating. Visitation is today from noon to 5 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Langford was born June 1, 1938, to the late Shack and Henrietta Payton. She was a member of Running Water Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Will Langford; and one child. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Tate of Columbus; sons, Howard Langford, Derome Langford, both of Shuqualak and Willie Langford of Columbus; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are David Langford, Isaac Langford Jr., Kenneth Ivy, Carlos Langford, Lee Morris Cotton Jr., and Lee Andrew Langford.