Margaret Prestwood

Published 6:06 pm Monday, December 27, 2010

Margaret Copeland Prestwood passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the age of 96.

We celebrated her life on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Chapel in Andalusia. Dr. Fred Karthaus officiated and interment followed at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

Margaret was born in Troy November 19, 1914 to Lucy and Seth Copeland and was the first of four children. Her siblings, Ann Anderson, Lucy Taylor, and Seth Copeland, Jr., all predeceased her. Margaret grew up in Troy and was educated at Troy University, which was then Troy Norman Teachers College. She moved to Andalusia to teach school and married James M. Prestwood in 1939. They were married until James died in 1996.

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They had four children, Margaret Jean Vaughn of Pace, Florida, Lucy Elaine Schliesser (John) of Lakeland, Florida, James Morgan Prestwood, III (deceased) and Kent Snead Prestwood (deceased).

Margaret has five grandchildren, James Vaughn (Selena) of Daphne, Laura Pierson of Coconut Creek, Florida, Jill Watkins (Joey) of New Orleans, Kara Holley (Jason) of Mountain Brook and Jaine Prestwood of Andalusia.

She has seven great-grandchildren, Andrew, James and Shelby Pierson, Ellie and Copeland Holley, Ashley Beck and Austin Davis.

Margaret was a longstanding member of First Baptist Church of Andalusia and served there in various capacities over the years. She also enjoyed the historical society, garden clubs, study clubs, bridge clubs and ladies golf. She was elevated to “oldest active member status” in some of her favorite organizations. Lover of flowers, Margaret painted flowers, grew them, arranged them and studied them.

Deepest appreciation is expressed to Barbara Bradley, Marge Elmore and the entire Elmore family who gave their love, support and companionship over the years, doubling as Margaret’s caregivers and guardian angels.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 788. You may sign our guestbook for this family at www.keahey