Elihu R. Abernathy

The Weekly Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia
December 9, 1954
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Funeral Rites Elihu Abernathy Set Wednesday

Elihu R. Abernathy, 64, well known farmer of Cartersville, Route 1, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday, December 6, at his home, following a sudden illness.

A native of Bartow County, he was the son of John S. and Mary Gravitt Abernathy.   Thirty-eight years ago, he was married to Miss Nevada Howell, who survives her husband.   He was affiliated with the Baptist church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, at the Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Howell officiating.   Interment followed in the nearby cemetery, with the Owen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Active pallbearers were Walt Gravley, Allen Rogers, Frank Cox, Robert Mitchell, Danny Clark and John Veltee.

Survivors, besides the widow, include two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Sanford and Mrs. John Waits, both of Bartow County; four sons, Odie, Melvin, DeWitt and Oliver Abernathy, all of Bartow County; two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Barger, of Cartersville, and Mrs. Minnie Elgia, of Anniston, Alabama; two brothers, Cleve Abernathy, of Rydal, and Linford Abernathy of Cartersville; and five grand children.


Full name: Elihue Richard Abernathy

Note regarding daughters' names: Connie Abernathy (Mrs. Hugh Sanford); Bonnie Abernathy (Mrs. John Waits)


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