CLIFFSIDE-Patricia "Pat" Humphries Abernethy, 72, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Carolina's Medical Center of Charlotte.
A native of Rutherford County, she was born on Dec. 3, 1938, a daughter of the late Lassie R. and Pauline Addington Humphries.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Max E. Humphries and two nephews, Benjy Humphries and Curtis Humphries.
She was an active member of Cliffside Baptist Church where she sang in the sanctuary choir, a member of the Tone Chimes, former Sunday school teacher and she was active in vacation Bible school. She was retired from Rutherford County Schools having served as a third grade teacher, at Tri Community Elementary School and Cliffside Elementary School.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Abernethy of Shelby and two brothers, Ben Humphries of Cliffside and Charles (Red) Humphries of Cliffside.
Visitation: The family will receive friends will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral Home
Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Cliffside Baptist Church with
Burial: Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery
Officiated by: The Revs. William Stroud and Joey Cantrell
Funeral home: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral Home is serving The Abernethy Family
Online Condolences: www.mckinneylandrethfuneralhome.com