Almeda Abernathy, age 87, of Mount Ida, died Thursday, May 17, 2007.
She was born on May 6, 1920 at Horatio, the daughter of George W. Tarkington and Allie Freeman Tarkington. On July 4, 1937, she was married to Ottis Abernathy who preceded her in death on April 5, 2003. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Orlin Abernathy and Gerald Abernathy; and two grandchildren.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Loyal and Hettie Abernathy of Mount Ida; her daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and George Breashears of Story and Edith and Ronnie Young of Mount Ida; her daughter-in-law, Alma Abernathy of Mount Ida; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; her sister, Beatrice Willard of Ukiah, California; her brother-in-law, Charles Gibson of Ukiah, California; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 19, 2007 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bill Bates officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Interment will be in the Mount Olive Cemetery at Oden under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.