George B. Abernathy, Sr., age 77, of Northport, died March 3, 2011, at Hospice
of West Alabama. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Memory Hill Gardens
with Rev. Edwin King officiating and Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South
directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Clifton Abernathy,
Sr. and Lena William Abernathy; his brothers, Clifton Abernathy, Jr. and William
Morris Abernathy; and his sister, Betty Etheridge.
Survivors include his
wife of 53 years, Bernice Stewart Abernathy; his daughter, Missy Atkins (Tosh)
of Tuscaloosa; his sons, Buster Abernathy (Renee) of Charlotte, N.C. and Ron
Abernathy (Leslie) of Tuscaloosa; his brother, Thomas Abernathy (Bobbie) of
Greensboro; and his grandchildren, Bo, Luke, Brett, Stewart, Jackson, and
Savannah Abernathy, Hunter, Austin, Abbie, Raegan, Bennett, and Matthew Atkins,
Colt Threadgill, and Berkeley Bryant.
Mr. Abernathy was born March 6,
1933, in Hale County and graduated from Hale County High School in 1951. He was
employed with Western Auto of Northport for 20 years and was employed by TCI
Tire Center until his retirement in 1986 due to health problems. He loved
growing roses and giving them to his friends. He was a charter member of Valley
View Baptist Church, where he enjoyed fellowship with the
Pallbearers will be grandsons Bo, Luke, Brett, Hunter,
Austin, and Stewart.
Honorary pallbearers are Steve Wyatt's Bible Study
Class at Valley View Baptist Church, Billy Elmore's Bible Study Class at
Taylorville Baptist Church, Dr. Brian Wilhite, and Dr. Jeffery
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made
to Hospice of West Alabama.