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Joseph Daniel Abernathy
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1929
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 2009
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA

MCADENVILLE - Joseph Daniel Abernathy, 79, passed away peacefully Feb. 25, 2009, at home.

He was born on June 7, 1929, son of the late Daniel Laben and Barbara Brittain Abernathy.

Joe was a lifelong member of McAdenville Baptist Church where he served as Church Clerk and was a choir member. He served in the US Air Force at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois after graduating from Holbrook High School in Lowell, NC. He and his brothers were the owners of Abernathy's Supermarket in McAdenville for over 30 years.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Blanche May Abernathy; daughter and son in law, Elizabeth A. and Mike Craig of Gastonia; sons and daughters in law, Joseph Jr. and Janice Abernathy of Spencer Mountain, John & Dixie Abernathy of Belmont; sister and brother in law, Jane and Tom Melvin of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Daniel and Anna Craig, Jacob and Baylee Abernathy, Bill Monteith, Samuel, Rachel and Jordan Abernathy; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John Truett Abernathy and Labe Abernathy, Jr.; sisters, Bobbie Paul and Patsy Borneman.; and a half brother, Lonnie Abernathy.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM, Friday at Gaston Memorial Park with Pastors Dick Roberts and Matthew Genese officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM at McAdenville Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to McAdenville Baptist Church, 192 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 or Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Abernathy family.

Published in the Gaston Gazette from 2/25/2009 - 2/26/2009 
Family links: 
  Labe Abernathy (1875 - 1957)
  Barbara Brittain Abernathy (1893 - 1980)
Gaston Memorial Park
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Feb 26, 2009
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Joseph Daniel Abernathy
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