Mrs. Abernathy was born May 4, 1936, in Granger County, Tenn., daughter of the late Vaughn Williams, Sr. and Nannie Guyton Williams. She was retired from Cass Primary School and was a member of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; Odie Abernathy in 2003; by brothers, Eugene Williams, Harold Williams and by three sisters.
Survivors include daughters; Jeanette and Joseph Meeks and Marless Neeley; granddaughters, Tiana Meeks and Tashina Neeley; sister, Shirley Bagley; brothers, Orville Williams and Vaughn Williams, Jr.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning June 6 at 11 a.m., at the Owen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles "Johnny" Cox and Rev. Donnie Summey officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 5 until 9 p.m., at Owen Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will include Jonathan Doyle, Michael Abernathy, Ronnie Abernathy, Tony Sanford, Thomas Bagley and Kielan Gilmore.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to sign the online register book and post tributes.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr, SE, Cartersville, has charge of the funeral arrangements.