Ron Abney

Family-Placed Death Notice

ABNEY, Ron Memorial services for Mr. Ron Abney, 70, of Cochran who died Saturday, December 31, 2011 in Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 in the Cochran First Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Brooks officiating. Mr. Abney was born in Bleckley County, the son of the late Wilmer (Buddy) Abney and Sara Purser Abney. He was a graduate of Cochran High School Class of 1959 where he was a starter on the basketball team that won the State Basketball Championship in Class A. He was a graduate of Middle Georgia College and the University of Georgia Class of 1963. He was a former employee of the Georgia Forestry Commission. He became the campaign manager for Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in New York and later became the head of Transportation for the state of New York. He later worked for the International Republican Institute. He moved back to Cochran in 1999. He was a full time fundraiser for Takeo Orphanage of Cambodia. He was a member of Cochran First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Lee (Robert) Darter of Woodbridge, Virginia; one grandson, Mason Benedict of Woodbridge, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Takeo Orphanage, c/o Voices for Global Change, 1440 St. Mary Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. The family may be contacted at the residence on 140 Jessup Street and will meet friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday night. Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 2, 2012.
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16 Entries
June 9, 2012
I just tried to telephone Ron and discovered that he had passed. What a shock!
A few years ago I went to Cambodia and worked with Ron for a few weeks to try to open up jobs for the children when they leave the orphanage which is one hour outside of the city. Even though he was sick he was tireless. The children loved him and he gave them a lot of hope. A thoroughly giving man!
Rosemary Winder Strange, Washington, DC
June 11, 2012
May prayers are with the family. Mr. Abney touch so many lives in his life. The family can take comfort in Psalms 37:11,29. I hope the scripture will be a source of comfort.
Kb
January 19, 2012
I'm truly sorry to hear of his passing. Lean on God for For strength. Philipians 4:13 says For all things I have.the strength by virtue of him who imparts power to me.
January 14, 2012
May the God of comfort be with family and friends during this time of distress.
M Milord
January 5, 2012
I never knew a finer man or a truer friend. He showed me the way to be a better person and I will be eternally grateful.With respect, admiration and love. Richard Kahan
January 4, 2012
Ron was a wonderful man and inspirational colleague (I worked with him in Timor and Cambodia). I am indebted to him for introducing me to the kids in Takeo, Cambodia. Ron's tireless support for these children is a truly noble legacy. Our thoughts are with his family.
Andrew
January 3, 2012
The world is a better place because of Ron's life. "See you later, kiddo!" Brenda and I send our love and prayers to ease your sorrow and give you comfort.
Linda Lester
January 3, 2012
I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort help you in this most difficult time. (2 Cor. 1:3,4)
J. Tench
January 3, 2012
May God bless Ron's loved ones during this time of sorrow. EvaJane Holland Garrett, Cochran,Ga.
January 2, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Ron,'s passing. He was a wonderful friend. We shared many memories together. He had a willing spirit to serve others no matter how far or the danger. We will truly miss him,but our loss is God's gain. (Bobby and Kathryn Dominy) Cochran, Ga
January 2, 2012
May the God of peace be with the Abney family. Php 4:7
BJ
January 2, 2012
Ron, you left behind a legacy of loving one another, as He has loved us.
Gladys Whipple Hurtis
January 2, 2012
Please acept my condolences. Having lost three members of my immediate family, I can understand how you may be feeling about the death of Mr. Abney. This is a difficult period in your lives and the grief may continue for some time. Many people turn to the Bible for comfort and answers to their questions. What happens to the person; where are they? Could we ever see them again? It is very comforting to read verses in your Bible to get answers to your questions. Reading the Gospel of John, chapter 11 verses 1 to to 44 will be helpful for you.
Larry Bailey
January 2, 2012
I am very grateful to have known Ron, and so very sorry to hear of his passing. His loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa Manrow
January 2, 2012
No one can really know the heart of another, but if actions are an indication; then Ron had the heart of an angel. I will truly miss his gentle spirit and humble willingness to use his life serving others. Until we meet again in heaven, rest well my friend. David McDaniel and the folks in the Alano Little Room.
January 2, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 2, 2012
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