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Ray Donald Abernathy
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1932
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 2011
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA

Ray Abernathy

MOUNT HOLLY - Ray Donald Abernathy, 79, died Aug. 26, 2011.

He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Carl and Gladys Pryor Abernathy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Wagstaff Abernathy, a stepmother, Beulah Abernathy; four brothers, Albert, Douglas, Jack and Glenn Abernathy; one sister, Virginia Clawson and a granddaughter, Amy Hill.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a lifelong member of Tuckaseegee Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday school Director, choir member, and Boy Scout leader. Mr. Abernathy was loved by many people.

He is survived by three daughters, Jan Wilcox and husband David of Dallas, Donna Helton and husband Rick of Gastonia and Gina Helms and husband Mike of Charlotte; one grandson, PFC. Austin Ray Wilcox U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune; two sisters, Elizabeth Noble of Belmont and Hazel Lutz of Mount Holly and a number of nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Abernathy will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Tuckaseegee Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Marlowe officiating.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984 Gastonia NC 28053.

Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is serving the family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on August 27, 2011 
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  Margaret Eloise Wagstaff Abernathy (1935 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Gardens
Mount Holly
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Peggy Cassady Harris
Record added: Aug 27, 2011
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Ray Donald Abernathy
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Ray Donald Abernathy
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