DALLAS - Hugh Beaty Abernathy, 92, of 329 Sproles Smith Road, died March 26, 2012, at Stanley Total Living Center.
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He was born in Gaston County, son of the late August and Ella Sherrill Abernathy.
He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Stanley, where he had 61 years of perfect attendance.
He is survived by his wife, Ellie Maxwell Abernathy; one daughter, Vicky Abernathy Lynch and her husband Dewey Lynch, Jr. of Dallas; two step- daughters, Mary Smith Ledbetter and husband Sam of Dallas and Diann Smith Summey and husband Terry of Alexis; one step-son, Buddy Ray Smith of Cherryville; two brothers, John Abernathy of Dallas and Louie Abernathy of Wadesboro, NC; and one sister, Jayne Robinson of Stanley; five grandchil-dren and six great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Abernathy will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Stanley with the Rev. Dan King officiat-ing.
Burial will be at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 512 Old Mount Holly Road, Stanley, NC 28164.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 27, 2012