James Truett Langston

James Truett Langston

James Truett Langston, former publisher of the Macon County Times, passed away on July 26 at the age of 78.

Langston operated the newspaper for more than 10 years before his retirement.

He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on July 2, 1941, to the late William Truett and Erline Summerville Langston.

A graduate of the University of Alabama and a devout Crimson Tide fan, Langston was involved in service organizations in the various states and cities he lived in throughout his life.

He was a Civitan member, Kiwanis Club member and officer, and a Rotary Club member and officer, receiving two awards for outstanding leadership.

Langston also served as a Chamber of Commerce member and president, taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church and was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Ann Langston.

Left to cherish his memory are: his loving wife, Barbara Wyatt Langston; son, Rhettson Truett Langston; daughter, Skye Langston Roberts; sisters, Carolyn Langston Hasty, Sally Langston Hageman; and three grandchildren, Jaxson Truett Langston, Kent Ellis Roberts and Hayley True Roberts.

A private family gathering will be held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Garrett Funeral Home is caring for the family.

A message of comfort may be made for the family at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.