On Vacation with the Moultrie News

  • Friday, August 8, 2014

Furman and Shirley Langley, Jr.


Perhaps this was the first ever vacation photo printed in the Moultrie News.

Check out this couple!

Mr. and Mrs. Furman Langley, Jr. of Route No. 1, Mount Pleasant – just back from a fun cruise to Nassau. The Langleys sailed aboard the completely air-conditioned S.S. Bahama Star, Eastern Steamship Lines’ popular cruise ship.

With the Bahama Star tied right at the dock in downtown Nassau, adjacent to the straw market, it was easy to shop, swim, sightsee and enjoy native calypso, limbo and rhumba night.

Of course, there was entertainment aboard the ship too, in addition to fine meals, all included in the fare. Today, Furman and Shirley live in Elloree and are about to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in October. They have been married since 1950 and have five children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The couple began dating while at Moultrie High School in 1950. Furman, the is the son of Furman Sr. and Eunice Langley, who owned the Black and White grocery Store on Pitt Street in the Old Village before opening the first Piggly Wiggly on Coleman Boulevard in 1948. He passed the Piggly Wiggly store on to Furman Jr. who sold it back to Piggly Wiggly’s Carolina Warehouse in 1981 and retired.

Furman and Shirley served as missionaries in Africa and China for eight years before coming back to Mount Pleasant. After seeing the unprecedented growth of the area, they chose a slower pace of life in Elloree where they’ve been for 14 years.

The couple stays busy with their church when Furman is not hunting.

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