|Death: ||Nov. 2, 2011|
COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Rev. Dr. David Frontis Abney Sr., 89, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenview First Baptist Church, with interment in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors and Masonic Rites at graveside.
Viewing will be 2-8 p.m. Monday at Manigault-Hurley Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, 2229 Two Notch Road.
Reverend Abney was born in Monetta, SC, son of the late Reverend Mark P. and Beatrice Coleman Abney. Reverend Abney entered into eternal life on November 2, 2011 at his home, , with his family by his side.
Reverend Abney received Christ at an early age and was baptized at Monetta Baptist Church.
He was one of the founders of Greenview First Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and chaired the deacon board, and was ordained to preach at Greenview First Baptist Church. He pastored at Sweet Home Baptist Church for nine years, and founded Peaceful Baptist Church for thirteen years. Reverend Abney completed requirements at Southern Baptist Seminary and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Ministry by C.E. Graham Bible Seminary on December 18, 1994.
After serving in the U.S. Army during WW II and receiving an honorable discharge, he graduated from Allen University.
Rev. Abney was owner of Abney's Construction Company, Columbia, and A&A Seafood in Cayce.
He was a member of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of South Carolina, and a Master Mason of Capital City Lodge number forty-seven.
He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory; his loyal and dedicated wife of sixty-one years, Ethel Lee Threatt Abney, of the home; a son, David Frontis (Rene) Abney Jr., of Dayton, OH; daughters, Rev. Dr. Deborah Abney, Donette Abney (Gerald Jr.) Isreal, of Columbia, SC; ten grandchildren, N'Kechia (deceased), Dominique, Chris, David III, Joshua of Dayton, OH, Terri'ka, Da'Vita, Morgan, Michael, McKenzie, of Columbia; daughter in-law, Illen Abney, Dayton, OH; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Published in The State on November 6, 201
Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Nov 06, 2011
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