William Hester “Bill” Abernathy

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William Hester “Bill” Abernathy

  • Birth 3 May 1913
  • Death 12 Jul 1989
  • Burial Mount Holly, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 53869473

William "Bill" Hester Abernathy born May 3, 1913 married Sally Ann McGinnis February 6, 1937 in York County, S.C.


1. Doyt William Abernathy born 1937 in Lowell, N.C.

2. Janice Faye Abernathy born 1942 in Stanley, N.C.

3. Ann Marie Abernathy born 1944 in Stanley, N.C.

4. Jill Susan Abernathy born 1945 in Stanley, N.C.

"Bill" was the son of Hester W. Abernathy and Pearl Smith Abernathy. His syblings were:

1. Hazeline Abernathy (Michael Benjamin) Smith born 8/5/1910 died 10/24/2001. Buried at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt. Holly, N.C.

2. Lottie Kathleen Abernathy (Clyde) Hester born 12/8/1911 died 2/13/1986. Buried at Stanley Cemetery, Stanley, N.C.

3. (William Hester Abernathy)

4. Rosette Helen Abernathy (L.M., Jr.)Flowers born 8/10/1915 died 10/15/2004. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.

5. Forrest Hall Abernathy (Mary Hallman) born 7/23/1917 died 12/6/1999. Buried at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt. Holly, N.C.

6. Ruth Virginia Abernathy (Paul) Hamilton born 8/1/1919 died 7/3/1991.Buried at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt. Holly, N.C.

7. Bettie Marybell Abernathy (Edward) Mozeley born 11/5/1921 died 1/2/2012. Buried at Pisgah UMC Cemetery, Lincolnton, N.C.

8. Lloyd Gilmer Abernathy (Mary Russell) born 8/13/1923 died 5/21/2000. Buried at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaston Co., N.C.

9. Harold Abernathy (Mildred Katherine McDougal) born 5/4/1925 died 11/12/2001. Cremated in Utah.

10. Kenneth Reid Abernathy (Frances Ballard) born 1/18/1927 died 12/20/1989. Buried at Pineview Cemetery, Mt. Holly, N.C.

11. Carol Frances Abernathy (Howard Long) born 1928 (Still Living).

12. Earl Franklin Abernathy (Glenna Mae Foster) born 1929 (Still Living).

13. Nancy Ann Aberanthy (Daniel Webb) born 1932 (Still Living).

"Bill" died July 12, 1989 after years of battling Parkinson's Disease. He was one of the most humble persons you would ever meet. He loved his family and gave everything to them not asking for anything for himself. He retired from J.P. Stevens & Company after 38 years. He never missed a day of work except when he suffered a stroke in the early 1970's. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C. where his family attended church. He was a devout Christian and read his Bible daily. He was a wonderful father and is missed daily.





  • Created by: Jill Byers
  • Added: 19 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53869473
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Hester “Bill” Abernathy (3 May 1913–12 Jul 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53869473, citing Hillcrest Gardens, Mount Holly, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Jill Byers (contributor 46892634) .