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Billie Ruth Abernathy
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1918, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2003, USA

Mrs. Abernathy


LORAINE -- Billie Ruth Tartt Abernathy, the mother of Judy Brown of Snyder, died Saturday, Feb. 22, in Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La.

A memorial service was held this morning in Alexandria, Louisiana

A funeral service for Mrs. Abernathy, 84, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church in Loraine with the Rev. Bobby Magee officiating. Interment will follow in the Loraine Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Born March 9, 1918 to Will and Chera Young, In Clyde, Callahan County, Texas. Her parents were longtime Callahan County ranchers. She was a 1939 graduate of Abilene Christian University.

She was a teacher in the Loraine Independent School District for 29 years and farmed in Mitchell County. While in Loraine, she served as a community volunteer and was a member of the First Baptist Church. After moving to Pineville, Louisiana, she was a member of the Kingsville Baptist Church. She married George E. Abernathy (1919-1990)on January 2, 1988 in Tom Green County, Texas, and he died on Aug. 20, 1990.

Her first husband was Bernice Wilmon "B.W." Tartt (1917 1994). There were 4 daughters of this marriage.

She also was preceded in death by an infant brother, Max Young; a sister, Verna Jo Corder; and her parents.

Survivors include three other daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta and Danny Magee of Pineville, Gwen and Gary Book of Little Rock, Ark., and Karen and Mitch Hamer of Midland; another son-in-law, Donny Brown of Snyder; seven grandchildren, Gina Gotschall of Oklahoma City, Nolan Daniel of Pineville, Lance Bell and Cody Bell of San Angelo, Ben Brown of Snyder, Landon Hamer and Cameron Hamer of Midland; and one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Daniel of Pineville.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Family links: 
  William A. Young (1887 - 1958)
  Chera Valcor Young (1888 - 1969)
  Bernice Wilmon Tartt (1917 - 1994)
  George E. Abernathy (1918 - 1990)
  Verna Jo Young Corder (1913 - 2000)*
  Billie Ruth Abernathy (1918 - 2003)
  Max D. Young (1920 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Loraine Cemetery
Mitchell County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 7
Created by: Beth
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42743829
Billie Ruth Abernathy
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- Suzette Umphrey Poulson
 Added: Aug. 21, 2015
I miss you Mer, love Gina
 Added: Apr. 16, 2013
Rest in heavenly peace, Billie. God Bless you and your family.
- Lynda Duncan Miles
 Added: Apr. 16, 2013

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