Edgar Abernathy Sr.
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Edgar Abernathy Sr. was born Sept. 16, 1927, to the late Elverse and Melissia (Morris) Abernathy. He confessed hope in Christ at an early age and joined First Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, Ala. He was a member of the Board of Deacons and Sunday Evening Circle. He departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Helen Keller Hospital, Tuscumbia, Ala.
Before finishing high school, he joined the United States Navy and served with distinction until he was honorably discharged in 1943. He received his elementary and secondary education from Trenholm High School.
He retired from TVA after many years of service. He also was a member of Big Spring Masonic Lodge No. 29. He served as secretary for over 25 years.
Precious memories are cherished by a devoted wife, Mrs. Betty Mason Abernathy, Tuscumbia, Ala.; three daughters, Shirley Diane Abernathy, Birmingham, Ala., Felicia Abernathy Ramadan (Anthony), Plainfield, Ill., and Dr. Angela Patrice Abernathy, New York, N.Y.; two sons, Larry Abernathy (Eulasteen), Harvest, Ala., and Edgar Abernathy Jr. (Wanda), Tuscumbia, Ala.; one sister, Edna Abernathy Garrett, (Pope, deceased) Clarksville, Tenn.; three brothers, Walter Abernathy (Tina), Bennie Abernathy (Carolyn) and Morris Abernathy, all of Tuscumbia, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Earla Sue Lockhart, Huntsville, Ala.; Merline Rice (Robert), Aliceville, Ala., and Patrica Martin, Columbia, Tenn.; three brothers-in-law, Thurman Lockhart (Bobbie), Cleveland, Ohio, James Mason, Tuscumbia, Ala., and JC Whatley, Alexander City, Ala.; ten grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives; friends; and the First Baptist Church Family.
Funeral service will be
11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012,
First Missionary Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, Ala.
Reverend Otis B. Smith Jr. is officiating.
Burial is in Colbert Memorial Gardens, Tuscumbia, Ala.
The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the
Thompson and Son Funeral Home, Tuscumbia, is directing.
Colbert Memorial Chapel
700 Highway 43 South Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Published in Florence Times Daily on Nov. 30, 2012