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Bobbie Katherine Harbuck, age 88, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Broadway Baptist Church with Reverend Chris Stephens and Reverend James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the funeral home.
Katherine was born May 27, 1925, in Sweetwater to the late Arthur and Alice Bollinger. She married Enoch Whittington who died Sept. 19, 1943, in WW II. She then married L.V. Harbuck who died June 24, 1969.
She is survived by her sons, Wendell Whittington and wife Gloria of San Pedro, California, Dwayne Harbuck and wife Ruth of Sweetwater, Derle Harbuck and wife Debbie of Coahoma, Texas; her brother, Chester Cunningham of Sweetwater; nine grandchildren, Leslie Lee Whittington, Lisa Gail Whittington, Larry Hyland Whittington, Scottie Dwayne Harbuck, Wesley Evan Harbuck, Shanna Ranee Harbuck, Shannon Feaster, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Feaster; 29 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence â€śBubaâ€ť Hunt; sisters. Vinnie Lancaster, Jana Davenport, Frankie Kinsey, Ruby Jordon and Eula Mae Cunningham.
Katherine was a lifelong resident of Sweetwater, attended Sweetwater schools and was a member of Broadway Baptist Church. She had worked for Sweetwater Independent School System at the junior high in the cafeteria as cook for five years and was cafeteria manager at Southeast Elementary for 30 years. She had also worked as a waitress at the Blue Bonnet Hotel for a while. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Texas.
Pallbearers will be Wendell Whittington, Sam Cunningham, Lee Whittington, Derle Harbuck, Glen Hunt, Larry Hunt and Dwayne Harbuck. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Larry McEachern and Dr. Fred Kassis.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.