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08/20/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Mac Langston

Malcolm Ray Langston
(04 Jan 1936 - 16 Aug 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
  Mac Langston, Class of 1954, husband of Carolyn Smith Langston, Co-Head Flagtwirler and Best Dancer in the Class of 1960, passed away at his home in Smithfield on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the age of 80. 

   He was the brother of the late Alice Langston Parker ('50) and   Ray Langston ('54).

From the Daily Press - 08/20/16:

              Malcolm R. Langston



SMITHFIELD - Malcolm (Mac) Langston, 80, passed away on August 16, 2016, at his home in Smithfield, Va.

Mac was born in Wayne County, N.C. on January 4, 1936. He moved to Newport News in 1941 where he attended John W. Daniel Elementary School and graduated in 1954 from Newport News High School. Mac lettered in baseball, basketball and football. He was co-captain of the 1953 football team receiving the Hampton Roads Jaycee's Sportsmanship and the Julian Gordon Trophies. He was named to the 53' High School All-American Football Team. Mac attended Wake Forest University where he quarterbacked the freshman Demon Deacons.

He served in the U.S. Army and graduated from the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School. Mac retired from the shipyard in 1998 as a Master Shipbuilder.

He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, The Boys and Girls Club Alumni Association, The Newport News Pioneer Club, The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and The Wake Forest Boosters Club.




He was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline Langston Holloway and Jack Langston, his brother, Raymond Langston and his sister, Alice Parker.

Mac is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Smith Langston; daughters, Susan Barber (Michael), Patricia Rodman (Rodney); six grandchildren, Matthew Langston Barber, Samuel Dalton Barber, Joshua Dale Rodman, Jacob Gray Rodman, Justin Ray Rodman, Patricia Elizabeth Barber; one great grandson, Camron Adam Barber; and one special niece and nephew, Cindy Langston Grella and Benjamin Parker.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Mary Ann from Bon Secours Hospice, Dr. Nadege Gunn, Terri, Fridah, John, Dorothy and Yevette from Mary Immaculate Hospital and Jennifer Buchannan for their care and support during Mac's illnesses and to the best neighbor ever, Judy Davis.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, August 21, at Peninsula Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be conducted at Peninsula Memorial Park Monday, August 22, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wes Taylor officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula, 11825 Rock Landing Drive Chesapeake Bldg. Suite B, Newport News, VA 23606.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on August 20, 2016.
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Langston family and their friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.

"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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