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Edna Abernathy


Edna Todd Abernethy, 87, passed away August 25, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. She was born October 13, 1924 in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the town of Donna. At the age of 14, she moved to the New Albany, MS area and graduated from Macedonia High School. Since 1998, she had been a resident of The Home Place in Madison, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Abernethy. She is survived by her son J. Samuel Abernethy (Susan) of Dahlonega, GA; daughter Suzanne Parker (Dan) of Madison, MS; and granddaughter Abbey Wright (Daniel) and their daughters Marianna & Emma Kate Wright of Madison, MS. She is also survived by her sister Ethel Montgomery of Brandon, MS and several nieces and nephews.

Edna was a member of Myrtle United Methodist Church in Myrtle and was also involved with St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Madison for many years. She was passionate about her faith. Known as an avid prayer warrior, many looked to her for support during times of need. She took great pleasure in her family as well, especially enjoying visits from her great-granddaughters.

Visitation will be August 28, 2012 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., at Myrtle United Methodist Church, with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Gerizim Cemetary in Myrtle. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Myrtle United Methodist Church, St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, or The Home Place.

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Published in Clarion Ledger on Aug. 27, 2012
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