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Gene Abernathy Obituary

Sheffield
GENE COLEMAN ABERNATHY, 69, OF SHEFFIELD, AL DIED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2004. VISITATION WILL BE FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2004 FROM 10:00 A.M. UNTIL NOON AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SHEFFIELD. HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL FOLLOW AT THE CHURCH AT 2:00 P.M. DR. GEORGE COBB AND REV. BILL BEDSOLE WILL OFFICIATE. INTERMENT WILL BE IN COLBERT MEMORIAL GARDENS.

MR. ABERNATHY WAS A NATIVE OF SHEFFIELD, AL AND A MEMBER OF THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SHEFFIELD. HE WAS PAST MASTER OF THE SHEFFIELD MASONIC LODGE #503, A MEMBER OF THE "GOOD OLE BOYS" AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST, AND WAS PRESIDENT OF HOWARD JAGGERS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE JANICE LANGLEY ABERNATHY OF SHEFFIELD, DAUGHTERS, GENE ANN BLANKINSHIP AND HUSBAND KARL OF SHEFFIELD, MARY JANE DILLENBURGER AND HUSBAND KELLY OF BATON ROUGE, AL, SISTER, MARY NEWMAN RAMSEY OF HUNTSVILLE, GRANDDAUGHTER; SARAH ANN RICKETTS AND HUSBAND JASON, GRANDCHILDREN, TAYLOR DILLENBURGER, LANGLEY DILLENBURGER, MADISON DILLENBURGER, MARY BETH BLANKINSHIP, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; ANNA COLEMAN, LILY PACE, AND JANE ELLIS RICKETTS.

PALLBEARERS ARE, WAYNE COPE, JIMMY DALE VANSCHOIACK, CHARLES VOSS GRIMITT, WILLIAM FOSTER GRIMITT, DEVAUGHN RICKETTS, BILL WADE.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS ARE THE "GOOD OLE BOYS", THE SHEFFIELD MASONIC LODGE #503 AND THE HOWARD JAGGERS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH YOUTH FUND.

MORRISON FUNERAL HOME, TUSCUMBIA DIRECTING.
Published online on 4/2/2004.
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