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Family-Placed Death Notice
Raymond L. Abernathy, of Dunwoody, a loving husband, father and grandfather passed away July 19, 2007 at the age of 80. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War as a Master Sergeant. He served for 62 years as a Vice President, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley dating back to 1945 with merged firms including Dean Witter, Reynolds Securities and Courts & Co. He faithfully served the Doraville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church for 45 years as a deacon and superintendent of the Sunday School program. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Wilma Morris Abernathy; son and daughter-in-law, Ray M. and Detra Abernathy; daughter and son-in-law, Dale A. and Teddy Howard; grandchildren Elise Abernathy, Brendan Abernathy, Elizabeth Osborn, and Zachary Howard; brothers, Alvin Abernathy, Grady Abernathy, Ortel Abernathy, Charles Abernathy; sister, Lois Banister. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 21st at 11 o'clock at Oglethorpe Hill Chapel. Interment Prosperity Cemetery, Chamblee, GA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wesleyan School for the Raymond L. Abernathy Scholarship Fund, Attn: Development Office, 5405 Spalding Drive, Norcross, Georgia 30092, (770) 448-7640. H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30319.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from July 20 to July 21, 2007