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The Pulaski Record 22 Dec 1904.
Died at his home three miles southeast of Pulaski, Tuesday
December 20, 1904, at 5 p.m. Butler Abernathy, aged 54 years. Mr. Abernathy's death was the result of an apoplectic stroke received last Friday while he and his youngest son, Hawkins, were engaged in a fox hunt about one mile from home. They were some distance apart and his father shouted to Hawkins to enter some young dogs in the race. Calling for his father several times and getting no reply, he went over to where he was and found him prostrate, barely able to utter a sound. Mr. Abernathy was carried to his home and all medical attention was given, but he failed to rally or to regain his speech and passed away Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Abernathy is survived by his wife and four children, Roy, Thomas Harris, Hawkins and Mrs. Frank Tidwell. He was a brother to H. G. Abernathy, Prof. A. Sam and J. C., Dr. C. A., Mrs. Clate Eason, Mrs. William Roden and Mrs. James Aymett.
He was one of the best known educators in Giles County, having in past years taught successful schools at Tarpley, Elkton, Fayetteville, Pulaski, and other places. He was the son of Col. Alf H. Abernathy, perhaps the most noted teacher Giles County has ever produced. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
The funeral services will be conducted this morning at 11 o'clock at the grave in Maplewood where the mortal remains of this spiritual man and citizen will be laid to rest. The services will be conducted by Revs. T. A. Carden and John A. McFerrin. The Record joins a host of friends in deep and sincere sympathy in their day of sorrow.
Alfred Harris Abernathy (1822 - 1889)
Ophelia Kellum Abernathy (1851 - 1931)
Bessie Abernathy Tidwell (1878 - 1956)*
Mary Catherine Abernathy Eason (1846 - 1919)*
Butler Abernathy (1851 - 1904)
Charles Alfred Abernathy (1853 - 1928)*
Jerome Clayton Abernathy (1861 - 1928)*
Bettie Abernathy (1863 - 1939)*
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