W D Abernathy
December 23, 1919 ~ September 3, 2008
Funeral services for W. D. Abernathy, 88, of Hughes Springs, will be Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Hughes Springs, with the Revs. Aubrey Howell, Bob Pearce and Mickey Rorex, officiating. Burial will be at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder- Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Abernathy was born December 23, 1919 in Hughes Springs and he passed away on September 3, 2008 under hospice care at a Longview hospital. He was a deacon, at First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. He was a Mason, a member of IBEW and United Steelworkers of America and an electrician at Lone Star Steel Company. He was also a cattleman. He had an Associate Degree from Southwest Mississippi College. He was in the US Army, serving in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Doris Nell Smith Abernathy; two sons and daughters-in-law Robert Chad and Janie Abernathy of Carthage, TX and William Phil and Katy Abernathy of Jacksonville, FL; eight grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, and one sister Evelyn Coulter. He will lie in state Friday, September 5 at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. in Hughes Springs, and the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM.