Old Macedonia Cemetery

Lee Edward and Helen Idella Abernathy Deal

Idella Helen Abernathy


Helen Idella Abernathy, daughter of Reuben Bartow Abernathy and Bertia Evelyn Cox, wife of Lee Edward Deal, former wife of Grady Willard Abernathy.

Bertia with Idella, Hansel and baby Abernathy

Helen Idella Abernathy Deal

Daily Tribune (Bartow County) February 14, 1994

Idella Abernathy Deal, 74, of Victory Drive, Woodstock, died Saturday, Friday 12, 1994.
She was born March 1, 1919, in Bartow County, a daughter of Elder Bartow Abernathy and Bertie Cox Abernathy, retired from Marietta Hosiery after 33 years and a member of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Lee Edward Deal of Woodstock, two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Robinson of Acworth, Mary and Bill Prather of Cartersville; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Brenda Abernathy and Harvey and Kathy Abernathy, all of Woodstock; stepchildren, Edna and Clyde Farist of Acworth, Hazel Joyner of Decatur, Ruth and Phil Clements of Acworth, Hoyt and Maxine Deal of Woodstock, Bobby and Stella Deal of Maryland; 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a sister, Bonnie Bennett of Woodstock.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 14 at 1 p.m. from Owen Funeral Home and Chapel with the Rev. Dan Nail officiating. Burial was in Old Macedonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tim Prather, Phil Clements, Ronnie Farist, Hoyt Deal, John Bennett and Steve Deal.

Lee Edward Deal

The Cherokee Tribune (Canton, GA), February 23, 1994

Lee Edward Deal, 89, of Woodstock, died Monday.
Services were scheduled Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Callahan officiating. Burial will be in the Old Macedonia Cemetery.
A longtime resident of Acworth, Mr. Deal retired from Unique Knitting Mills after 35 years of service. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Hoyt Deal of Woodstock and Bobby Lee Deal of Edgewater, Maryland; three daughters, Hazel Joyner of Conyers, Edna Mae Farist and Ruth Clement, both of Acworth; two stepsons, Bill Abernathy and Harvey Abernathy of Woodstock; two stepdaughters, Barbara Robinson of Acworth and Mary Belle Prather of Cartersville; one sister, Geraldine Landers of Winston; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
NOTE: Lee Deal was married to Helen Idella Abernathy of Bartow County. Helen died nine days before Lee on February 12, 1994.


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Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia