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Arthur “Art” Langlois, 67 Of Farmville

MAY 12 – Arthur “Art” Leo Langlois, 67, of Farmville, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 1:15 a.m. at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul and Robert Langlois; a sister, Irene Pelletier; and grandsons, Robert Caton Jr. and Nicholas Langlois.

Arthur was born July 5, 1941 in Central Falls, RI to the late Leo and Cecile Langlois. He worked for years before becoming disabled in the late 1970s, and he moved to Virginia in 1981.

Although Arthur lost his hearing at the age of fifteen, he did not let this prevent him from accomplishing things, such as learning seven languages. Arthur was an avid reader, fisherman, and pool player in his younger years. He was an accomplished painter and chess player. Along with this, he was well known for the pleasure he took creating wood figures and projects. When he wasn't reading, fishing or working on a wood project, Arthur loved to educate himself and was constantly doing logic puzzles to strengthen his mind.

Arthur will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bertha Langlois; four sons, Arthur Jr., Michael, Christopher and Paul Langlois; two daughters, Marie Kendrick and Susan Edwards and husband, Christopher; sister, Doris McLaughlin; sixteen grandchildren, Chad, Jessica, Alysha, Michael, Matthieu, Megan, Aaron and Logan Langlois, Angel Pine and husband, Matthew, Anita Alvarez-Mendez and husband, Jose, Charles Kendrick Jr., Brianna, Katelyn, Christopher Jr., Carmon and Cameron Edwards; six great-grandchildren, Allison Pine, Madison Caton, Shawn Jr. and Alexis Wilding, and Jayson and Tatiana Alvarez.

Funeral services will be held at 11a.m, Thursday at Shorter Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.