|Death: ||Jan., 1925|
OBITUARY: The Pulaski Citizen, Wed., Jan 7, 1925
Maj. L. E. Abernathy died abut 9:30 o'clock Tuesday night, Jan. 6th, lacking only a few weeks of 80 years of age. Mr. Abernathy was born and raised in Giles County. He came to Pulaski as a young man, and for almost fifty years was actively engaged in business here.
He married Miss Alice Petway and to them was born a daughter, who as a young lady became the wife of Jones Lightfoot, and later the mother of Liles Lightfoot and his sister Miss Susie Mae Lightfoot.
In the days of his activity, Mr. Abernathy took an interest in the church and every civic environment that had for its object to best interest of the community. He was just a boy during the Civil War and was not in active service very long. But for many years contributed liberally both of his time and money to promote the Confederate historic and patriotic organizations, which have done so much in the cause of pensions, and other interests of the old veterans.
Maj. Abernathy was for many years President of the Board of Trust of Martin College. And after the institution was transferred to the Methodist Church, he continued as President of the old board of trust, holding the endowment fund. Also he has long been a member of the official board of the Pulaski Methodist Church, having been a zealous church man from his boyhood.
After funeral services at the Methodist Church at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. R. Parsons, the body was laid away in Maplewood Cemetery.
Created by: Ruth Hasten Walsh
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
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