Carolyn Abernathy

CONCORD - Carolyn "Polly" Elizabeth Abernathy, 71, passed away March 9, 2009, at CMC Northeast Hospital in Concord.

A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas W. Abernathy and Lula Lee Cherry Abernathy Hedgepeth.

Polly is survived by her sister, Gwenn A. Winston of Concord; nephew, Robert E. L. Winston III of Charlotte; niece, Lynne Winston Welsh and husband, Brad of Wake Forest; great niece, Charlotte Winston Welsh and great nephew, Bradford Cade Welsh, both of Wake Forest.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, John H. Hedgepeth; stepbrother, Lloyd Hedgepeth and stepsister, Geneva Bell.

A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Eva Drive Baptist Church in Concord with Pastor Keith Navey officiating.

The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment is private.

Memorials may be made to Eva Drive Baptist Church, 2390 Eva Drive, Concord, NC 28027

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Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Abernathy family.

Funeral Home

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park
2205 Williamsburg Drive Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 867-6337

Published in Gaston Gazette from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2009