|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1910|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1989|
The following obituary was provided by Beth Austin:
Alice Margaret Lamb Abernethy
JACKSON-Alice Margaret Lamb Abernethy, 79, homemaker of 3973 Stuart Place, died of respiratory failure at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning, November 7, 1989.
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 8 at Christ United Methodist Church with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park with Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Abernethy, the wife of former Mississippi U.S. Congressman, Tom Abernethy, was a native of Sallis, daughter of the late Alfred Meady and Harriet Ruth Shuler Lamb. She was a graduate of Bowling Green Business College in Kentucky and also a graduate of Mississippi State College. She was a teacher of business and secretarial science in the public schools of Calhoun City and Okolona as well as secretary to the superintendent of the Okolona public schools. Later she became the first female faculty member at Mississippi State College and also served as assistant to the late president of Mississippi State College, Duke Humphrey.
Mrs. Abernethy was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and an associate member of the First United Methodist Church of Okolona. She was very active in the Congressional Wives Club, the Mississippi Women's Luncheon Club and the Mississippi State Society of Washington, D.C. Had been a member of the 20th Century Women's Club of Okolona. a member of the Casual, El Viernes, Southern and Twenty-One clubs of Jackson having served as president of each, and the Cosmos Club of Jackson,
Survivors are her husband, Thomas G. Abernethy; one son Thomas G. Abernethy, Jr.; two daughters, Gail Doty and Kay Martin; and eight grandchildren all of Jackson.
Memorials may be sent to Christ United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of Okolona, The Methodist Children's Home or the Diabetes Association.
The Winona Times
November 9, 1989
Thomas Gerstle Abernethy (1903 - 1998)
Lakewood Memorial Park
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