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Gayle Abernathy Jr.


1929 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Gayle Abernathy Jr. Obituary
Gayle Abernathy, Jr.

Chesapeake - Gregory Gayle Abernathy, Jr., 85, of the 3700 block of Farnsworth Dr. passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in a local hospital. He was born on June 27, 1929 in Hopewell, VA to the late Gregory and Gertrude Abernathy, Sr.; and was a proud U.S. Army Veteran. After retiring from Eastern Oil Co., he became a courier for Heritage Bank.

He is survived by his loving wife, Deanna, son, Gregory Mark Abernathy; two daughters, Rhonda Carlsen with husband George and Sondra Birdsong with husband Doug; four sisters, Margaret Liggan, Muriel Yarborough, Gloria Alley and Barbara Satterwhite; five grandsons; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Believers Church, 4500 Peek Trail, Chesapeake, 23321 by Pastor Mark Kent. Entombment will be private in the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel is handling these arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to his great-granddaughters page at the via the following link: www.heartwalk.kintera.org/hamptonroadsva/michaelabug

Condolences may be made to the family online at www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 30, 2014
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