Mrs. Rachel Cash Abernathy, 88 of 728 Jane Sowers Road, died Friday July 29th at her residence. She was born in Iredell County, Sept 1, 1916, daughter of the late John Wilford and Margaret Anniebelle Warren Cash. She was married September 14, 1940 to Donald H. Abernathy who preceded her in death on October 26, 1969. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Gales Cash, Stamey Cash and Johnnie Cash, sisters; Annie Mae Cash and Luna Cash.
Mrs. Abernathy is survived by 1 son, Bobby Abernathy and 2 daughters; June Abernathy and Margaret Josey; a brother, Wayne Cash and a sister Alma Sisk, all of Statesville. Three grandchildren; John Josey, Daniel Abernathy and Tanya Jackson along with 2 great grandchildren; Brittany and Christopher Jackson also survive.
She was a member of Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church where services are scheduled for Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. James Reeves officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening for 7:00 to 8:30. Condolences may be sent to the family on line to www.legacy.com. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or to Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church, 1947 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Abernathy