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Hazel Shelton Abernethy

Nacogdoches, Texas

May 20, 1927 – Mar 22, 2012


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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors Obituary

Hazel Shelton Abernethy died in Nacogdoches on March 22, 2012. Hazel was born in Nacogdoches on May 20, 1927, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shelton, who had come to Nacogdoches in 1923 as a faculty family for the opening of Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. Coach Bob Shelton was...

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Hazel was a true person of integrity and always full of life.

My coldonences to you and your family. Mrs.Abernatony lived a full vibrant life and no doubt touched all she encountered. May the God of all comfort be with you in your time of mourning. Turn to him in prayer as he will comfort you

My, how the years do fly! We remember Hazel and Francis from our mutual teaching assignments at Lamar Tech in Beaumont, back in the early 1960's. From there Hazel and Francis moved on to SFA and we moved on to Texas A & M, then to Southwest Texas State in San Marcos. We were really saddened to hear about Hazel and send Francis and the family our deepest sympathy.
She left quite a beautiful legacy. Stan and Joyce Sissom, San Marcos, Texas

Dear Abernethy family, My deepest sympathies are with you for your sad loss. But I also know that you have many wonderful memories of Hazel. What a fun and fabulous family she and Ab raised! You were all so blessed to have her as a mother. I will always answer the telephone on Christmas Day with a hearty, "Christmas Gift!" in her honor. Love, Ig

Dear Ab, Luanna, Robert, Deedy, Maggie, and Ben,

My mother, brothers, sisters, and I have been sharing stories of the wonderful Abernethy Adventures we have had over the last forty years. Hazel was a quintessential steel magnolia. Our lives are so much richer for having known her. We are deeply grateful for our families' deep friendship. We hope that your memories of love and laughter sustain you.

Melanie Barber

I would like to offer my sincerest condolences. Look to God for comfort during this difficult time. Draw close to God and he will draw close to you. James 4:8

I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Abernethy's passing. I have so many fond memories of being in her home and how warm and welcoming she always was to her children's friends. I will never forget her standing on the bottom of the steps after the house fire and telling us that it can all be put back, but the most important thing was that her family was safe. She had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that made you want to join in with her. My Dad and I will keep you all in our...

Deedy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was such an inspiration to so many! Your parents had such a wonderful relationship--I know this is hard on your dad! Praying for all of you!
Love you.

What a celebration must be a-goin' on in Heaven! I know you will miss your wife, your mother, your sister, our friend, but I know that you will have a special time today celebrating her life and her legacy! Just wish I could be there to see all of you and share those moments with you. Know that each of you had a special place in my Mama's heart and you have one in mine! May God's loving Spirit surround you with grace today and in the following weeks.
Love, Patricia