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Shirley Francis Low Abernathy
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1938
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 2009

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Shirley Francis Abernathy, 71, of Hobbs, New Mexico was reunited with her loved ones in heaven on Sepember. 5, 2009. Born on April 18, 1938, in Water Valley, Mississippi, to Mary and Bill Low, she graduated from Hobbs High in 1956 where she was a varsity cheerleader.

She married Bob Abernathy on October 26, 1956. A lifelong resident of Hobbs, she and Bob owned and operated Hobbs Welding Supply for 38 years before retiring in 2003. She was a charter member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also a senior believer at Temple Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary (step-mother) and Bill Low; and her husband Bob Abernathy. Survivors include her daughter, Debra Vanlandingham and husband Richard, son Brett Abernathy and wife Michelle, all of Hobbs; brother, Jimmy Low and wife Linda of Temple, Texas; six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Amanda and Chad Vanlandingham and Paige, Cole and Maggie Abernathy; and one great-grandson, Ethan Vanlandingham; and her dear friend Mark Seay. Numerous extended family will cherish her memory and well as many friends and associates.
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  William A. Low (1914 - 1990)
  Bob J. Abernathy (1936 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Haven Memorial Park
Lea County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Sep 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41717817
Shirley Francis <i>Low</i> Abernathy
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 Added: Oct. 2, 2012

- Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
 Added: Jan. 12, 2010

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