Doris Nell Abernathy
September 13, 1920 ~ August 26, 2009
Funeral services for Doris Abernathy, 88, of Carthage, formerly of Hughes Springs, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 29, at First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs with the Revs. Lee Mars, and J.R. Pearce officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Springs Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. of Hughes Springs. She will lie in repose Friday afternoon and evening and her family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Hughes Springs. Mrs. Abernathy died Wednesday, Aug. 26 at a Carthage hospital. She was born September 13, 1920 in Tylertown, Mississippi. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs where she was a Girls Auxiliary leader for many years, and she also taught a girls Sunday School class. She taught school for 28 years, 18 of those in Hughes Springs third and fourth grade-levels. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years W.D. Abernathy. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Robert Chad and Janie Abernathy of Carthage and William Phil and Katy Abernathy of Jacksonville, Florida; eight grandchildren Robert Randall Abernathy, Kristi Ann Tosh, Sarah Ann Chapman ,Amy Claire Drillette, Charles David Abernathy, Megan Jane Eshbaugh, Candace Olivia Jodal and Catherine Boyd Abernathy; 15 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters Olga Manual and Eloise Dixon of Mississippi; one sister-in-law Evelyn Coulter; and numerous nieces and nephews.