DALLAS - Margaret Addeline Costner Abernathy, 91, passed away Nov. 3, 2011, at Stanley Total Living Center in Stanley.
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Margaret was a faithful servant to her Lord and church, St. Pauls Lutheran Church where she was a lifelong member.
Margaret was a graduate of Dallas High School, and worked for Genuine Parts and OG Penegars before retiring at age 72.
She was born June 11, 1920, to the late June T. and Lillie Hovis Costner.
Also preceding her in death was the love of her life, husband Clayton Abernathy, a sister and brother in law Pauline and Jay Rhyne, brother, Buddy Costner and niece Fern Shook.
She is survived by her caregiver a nephew, David Costner and his wife Lois, other nieces and nephews include Linda Day, Dean Tate, Ray Costner, Dennis Costner, sister-in-law, Nora Costner and her lifelong friend , Wilma Long and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to all the employees of Stanley Total Living Center who took loving care of Margaret.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church with the Revs. Sherrill Curtis and Ivan Davis officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 531 Hardin Rd. Dallas, NC 28034.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com.
Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Abernathy family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 5, 2011