Lavinia Harbuck Preston

Born: Wed., Dec. 24, 1930
Died: Thu., Dec. 6, 2012


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 09, 2012
Location: Tazewell Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Dec. 09, 2012
Location: Tazewell Baptist Church

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Lavinia Harbuck Preston, 81, of Plains, GA, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Lillian G. Carter Nursing Center in Plains, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Tazewell Baptist Church with Reverend Peter Vermeulen and Reverend Dean Long officiating. Burial will follow the service at Tazewell Cemtery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 at the Church prior to the service.

Ms. Preston was born December 24, 1930, in Atlanta, GA, to William Henry and Pauline Icard Harbuck.  Baptist by faith, she was a member of Tazewell Baptist Church. She had been employed as a secretary and bookkeeper.  She was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Wiley Harbuck.

She is survived by two sons, Ward and Shannon Preston of Raleigh, NC, and David and Cynthia Preston of Versailles, KY; five daughters, Decca and Dan Elswick of Crestwood, KY, Diane Preston of Frankfort, KY, Jan and William Key of Evans, GA, Ladelle and Jim Smith of Americus, GA, and Paula Preston of Macon, GA; by two brothers, Henry Harbuck of Monroe, LA, and Paul Harbuck of Marietta, GA; by two sisters, Ellen Duke of Shellman, GA, and Merrill Moody of Tazewell, GA; and by 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Hospice of Cordele, 708 East 16th Avenue, Cordele, GA 31015.

Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, Georgia, was in charge of these arrangements.

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Pam Greer
   Posted Fri December 07, 2012
I so wish I could be there with you all. I'm praying that the Lord will comfort you in this time and that he will give you the strength that you will need to get thru this tough time. A big hug is coming your way.

Kelly and Todd Shoffeitt
   Posted Fri December 07, 2012
Shann and Ward:

We are saddened by Lavinia's passing, but know that she is now at peace. You have our thoughts and prayers at this time and always.


Kelly & Todd

Richard & Judith Smith
   Posted Fri December 07, 2012
We are saddened by Lavinia''s passing. In out thoughts, she was an awesome lady and awesome mother. You were so blessed to have her in your life. May God bless all of you at this difficult time is our prayer.

Steve Icard
   Posted Fri December 07, 2012
All of you are in my prayers and thoughts. Sorry for the loss. Love all of yall...

Marianne and J R Griffith
   Posted Fri December 07, 2012
To all the Prestons:

Marianne and I have been thinking about each of you and praying that you will have strength during this sad time. We all can be thankful that Lavinia is now our peace and is no longer suffering, as she is now with her maker.

Praying for each of you.

Marianne and J R Griffith

Greg Glass
   Posted Sat December 08, 2012
Jan, it is with deepest sympathy that I read of your Mothers' passing. May your memories somehow provide you consolation. Hope you are doing well. Take care. Greg

Jerri Deitch
   Posted Sun December 09, 2012
Diane, I was so sorry to hear of Lavinia's passing but I know that she is in such a wonderful place where there is no more sadness or suffering. She loved you all so much and you were such a wonderful, loving & caring daughter to your sweet Mama. I love you, Jerri

Charles Clements
   Posted Fri December 14, 2012
Sorry to learn of Lavinia's passing.

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