|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1890|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 1982|
Prominent Statesboro pastor dies after 70 years in ministry.
Elder Virgil F. Agan, 92, died Friday night at his residence after a long illness. The retired minister and former pastor of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church was one of Bulloch County's most prominent clergymen. A veteran of 70 years in the ministry, he had served churches throughout Georgia, including Metter Primitive Baptist Church, Enon Church, and churches in LaGrange and Atlanta.
Elder Agan was born in Crothersville, Indiana and entered the ministry in 1911. He soon afterwards began his career in Georgia. He was a published author, having written numerous magazine articles, as well as a book, "Walk of Life", which gives a comprehensive record of his experiences as a minister, as well as the history of the Primitive Baptist Church.
The founder of the Statesboro Toast Masters Club, he was active in local civic affairs. He was a past president of the Statesboro Rotary Club, which named him a Paul Harris Fellow and the 1981 Man of the Year in Bulloch County. He was also a past president of the Statesboro Ministerial Association and a charter member of the Bulloch County Historical Society. During his 20 years as pastor of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, the Bible Study Program was started and the Bible Study Annex was constructed.
Elder Agan is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. R. "Jenny" Smith of Statesboro; three grandchildren, Bob, Marian and Edwin Smith, all of Statesboro; and one sister, Mrs. Ova Metz of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today from the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church with Elder W. H. Durrence, Elder John Shelton Mikell and Elder T. Roe Scott officiating. Burial will be in the East Side Cemetery in Statesboro.
Statesboro (Ga.) Herald - 12 Sep 1982
Marian Jennings Agan (1894 - 1977)
Virgil Francis Agan (1924 - 1931)*
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