Doris Nell Abernathy

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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.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this sad time. She was a lovely lady and will be missed.

  2. She was a wonderful lady and a quality teacher. I did not know her well, but we talked now and then as friends. She had a beautiful smile. God bless and comfort you in your loss.

  3. Aunt Doris you will be missed. You have touched the lives of so many children through the year. May you rest in Peace.

  4. Mrs. Abernathy was my favorite teacher. She genuinely loved children. I have fond memories of her classroom. She is definitely going to be missed in the community. Thank you Mrs. Abernathy for touching my life!!

  5. Mrs. Doris will be missed. She was a wonderful lady with the most gentle kind spirit. She was so much more to Hughes Springs, The First Baptist Church, and God than just a teacher. We love you Mrs. Doris.

  6. Mrs Abernathy was a great teacher, church and school. She was a wonderful person. She will be remembered and missed greatly. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  7. I LOVED Ms. Doris. She is on of the greatest ladies I have known. I am sorry that I could not attend her service. Your families are in my prayers.

  8. Mrs. Doris will be greatly missed. My son, Ricky, thought she was a sweet teacher. She had such a beautiful smile and geniune care for her students. God Bless you, her family, during this time of sorrow.

  9. I am so sorry for your family's loss of this precious woman. Mrs. Abernathy was my teacher many years ago and I loved her dearly. She was always fair, perfectly groomed and had such a cute "twinkly" smile. She will be missed.

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