Funeral services for Mr. Abernathy, will be Friday, June 29, th at 3 pm at Perry Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ricky Pollard and Rev. Eugene Burgess officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 7; Centre, AL 35960, or Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 796 Cedar Bluff Road; Centre, AL 35960. Perry Funeral Home directing. www.perryfuneral.net.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Glenda Matthews Abernathy, son, Craig (Kiaw) Abernathy of Belgrade, Serbia, and two precious grandchildren; sisters Charlotte (Horace) Morgan, Cave Spring, Joan Abernathy, Piedmont, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Abernathy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Floy Abernathy, and sister, Hazel Mullinax.