Verna Latham Abney

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Fruithurst - Mrs. Verna Latham Abney, 79, of Fruithurst, passed away March 16, 2013. Mrs. Abney was born September 17, 1933 in Delta, Ala. to the late Ulus and Alice Latham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Abney; sister, Janice Marie Latham; brother, Gerald Latham and brother-in-law, Ralph Johnson. Mrs. Abney was a teacher for the Cleburne County School System. She was active in her church Harmony Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and always volunteered for VBS; she loved to read and was a ceramic hobbyist. She loved music and was a song leader. She had a servant's heart; always helping others and putting others first. Mrs. Abney is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Martie Abney, of Tallapoosa, Ga.; sisters, Ruby Johnson, of Jacksonville, and Evelyn Blaylock, of Fort Payne; brother and sisters-in-law, Edward and Annie Latham, of Lineville, and Peggy Hughes, of Weaver; grandchildren, Samuel Abney, of Athens, Ga., Ellen Abney and Peter Abney, both of Tallapoosa, Ga.; step-grandchildren, Laura Oliver (Chip), of Commerce, Ga., Stephen Sailors, of Bremen and Virginia Sailors, of Tallapoosa, Ga.; and one step-great-grandson, Trip Oliver. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 3 p.m. EST from Harmony Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Prestridge and the Rev. James Owen officiating. Music will be provided by Harold McWhorter, Martie Abney and Jim Winchester. Pallbearers serving will be Philip Abney, Terry Hulsey, Charley Adams, Ray Clevenger, Bill Stephens, Brad Ormond and Edward Latham. Interment will follow in Upper Cane Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Abney's family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa, Ga., tonight, March 19, 2013, between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. EST. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to , 262 Danny Thomas Pl Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org. Sympathies may be sent to the family at www.miller-funeralhome.com Miller Funeral Home, Tallapoosa, Ga.
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Miller Funeral Home - Tallapoosa
41 West Mill Street Tallapoosa, GA 30176
770-574-2411
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 19, 2013
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