John Willie Abernathy
John Willie Abernathy, son of John Franklin Abernathy
and Joicy Eveline McGhee, husband of Isabelle Wilson and Kate Bennett.
John W. Abernathy
Cherokee Tribune (Canton, Georgia), December 17,
John W. Abernathy, 86, of Waleska, died Friday, December
12, at R.T. Jones Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Funeral services were Sunday, December 14, from Macedonia Primitive
Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Peters and the Rev. C.B. Rogers
officiating. Burial followed in Old Macedonia Cemetery. Sosebee Funeral
Home was in charge.
Mr. Abernathy was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate Bennett Abernathy; seven sons,
Billy Abernathy of Woodstock, Junior Abernathy and Sammy Abernathy,
both of Canton, Richard Abernathy of Holly Springs, Lawrence Abernathy
of Adairsville, Grady Abernathy and Charlie Abernathy, both of Mableton;
seven daughters, Mrs. Helen Ragsdale, Mrs. Willine Sheffield and Mrs.
Nellie Belle Stansel, all of Canton, Mrs. Flora Setser of Waleska,
Mrs. Minnie Denton of Dallas, Mrs. Doris Ellis and Mrs. Betty West,
both of Holly Springs; one brother, Elihue Abernathy of Adairsville;
one sister, Naomi Abernathy of Cartersville, 54 grandchildren; 43
great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Timmy Byess, Michael Denton, Johnny Gibson, Stanley
Sheffield, Charles Abernathy and Danny Abernathy.
First wife was Isabelle (Bell) Wilson. She died June 13, 1927.
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