Margaret Harley(1918 - 2013)

Margaret Lubeck Harley - SAVANNAH - Margaret Lubeck Harley born January 10, 1918, passed away peacefully at Hospice Savannah, Inc. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Margaret was a member of the Elks Auxiliary, Smart Seniors, the Penguin Club, Generation One, the American Legion Post 184, Montgomery Homemakers Club, Garden Club of Montgomery, Moose Club #1550 and the Windsor Forest Senior's Club. Margaret held many offices in all these organizations. She unselfishly gave her time and energy as a volunteer for the Red Cross for five years and the March of Dimes for 35 years. She was a charter member of the Montgomery Presbyterian Church which was founded in 1938. She held the titles of president and Elder as well as president of the Women's circle of the church, chairman of the flower committee and president of the Women of the Church Council. Although Margaret was often the prettiest lady in the room, she made it impossible for anyone to resent her beauty because of her genuine interest in others. She also attended Bull Street Baptist Church. Margaret married Paul Lubeck on April 25, 1931 and they had two children, Paul and Ann. They spent many weekends together fishing, crabbing and shrimping. Paul always bragged that Margaret caught the biggest fish in South Georgia and they both shared their bounties with their multitude of relatives and friends at their home on Moon River. Paul passed away in 1968 from a brain tumor. Margaret married Emmett Harley when they were both in their 80s and they danced their way around Savannah and the globe; they were loved by all who knew them. Emmett preceded her into heaven in 2012. I'm sure they're dancing to Johnny Mercer's Moon River now when she's not busy catching those big bass with Paul. Then again, she might be spending some time helping Mother Nature with her garden; Margaret's flower garden was very special to her. She is survived by her son Paul Lubeck, daughter-in-law Gail Lubeck both of Savannah, and daughter Ann Lubeck Green of Arizona. Although Margaret was reared without the love and maternal caring of a mother, it didn't hinder her natural ability to give love, affection, and self-esteem to her own children, her nieces and nephews, as well as many neighborhood children. She has seven grandchildren, Larry Lubeck and his wife Jill who took special care of her in her later years, John and Paul Lubeck of Georgia and Scott Kessler, Kellee Kessler of California, and Kerri Robinson of California who brought laughter and love to Margaret every chance she had. Lindsey and Matt Slaughter where grandchildren at heart. She had too many great and great-great grandchildren to count. She will be missed by all. The family will receive friends at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on August 23, 2013 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Please sign our online guestbook at Savannah Morning News August 23, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at

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Published in Savannah Morning News from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2013