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 Erma Jean “Granny” <I>Edwards</I> Abernathy

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Erma Jean “Granny” Edwards Abernathy

  • Birth 26 Jan 1930
  • Death 17 Aug 2011
  • Burial Royal, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 75148590

Erma "Granny" Abernathy, age 81, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday August 17, 2011 at home with family. She was born January 26, 1930 at Pencil Bluff to Eva Leonard Edwards and Hershel W. Edwards.

Erma worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital for 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Eugene Abernathy; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Willie Crumpton; two sons, Roger and Randy Abernathy; and one brother, James David Edwards.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, a daughter-in-law of Malvern; nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; her three brothers and sisters-in-law and two sisters of Hot Springs. She was also survived by three brothers-in-law and their spouses; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jeff Crumpton, Chris Abernathy, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Sams, Derek Abernathy, Kevin Abernathy, Nicholas Abernathy and Victor Jones. Honorary pallbearers include Gillie and Jewell Harmon, Bill and Loretta Bacon, Jack, Jewel and Scott Wacaster, Neil Burnette, Dr. John W. Sorrels, Dr. Rajesh Shroff and Jodi Kelley.


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  • Created by: Robert Galloway
  • Added: 19 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75148590
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Erma Jean “Granny” Edwards Abernathy (26 Jan 1930–17 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75148590, citing Lowe Cemetery, Royal, Garland County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Robert Galloway (contributor 47367097) .