Luther Wardie Preston

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Funeral service for Luther Wardie Preston, 92, will be Monday, January 12, 2015, at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home. The Rev. John White will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Preston passed away on Thursday at Trinity Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Merele D Preston; daughter, Linda Kennedy (Kerry); granddaughter, Ginger Nail Carrell (Verlon); grandson, Jason Nail (Amy); great- granddaughter, Devon Nail; great-grandsons, Blake Carrell, Bryant Carrell and Brady Carrell; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a sister-in-law (Othel Preston). Pallbearers will be Sunday school class. Mr. Preston was a veteran of World War II 82nd Airborne and the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment. Mr. Preston was retired from Anniston Army Depot with 33 years of service in 1980 in the small arms division. He was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Mr. Preston was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Alice Preston; his brothers, Alvin Preston and Lunie Preston; sisters, Clara Pollard, Ira Mae Knight, Joyce Smith, Eldean Beverly and Vivian Beers. Wardie loved the Lord and his family very deeply. He was a very patriotic, simple man. PawPaw had a lot of integrity and worked hard for everything he had. He took pride in his garden and worked hard daily to try to make things perfect, including outsmarting squirrels from his well known tasty pecans. He enjoyed watching any ball game that was on TV, but he especially enjoyed watching the Braves and Auburn play. He was a blessing to all who knew him. Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 11, 2015
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