Old Macedonia Cemetery
John Walter Abernathy, son of Elihue Tinsley Abernathy and Nancy Elizabeth Young, husband of Mary Dover.
John Walter Abernathy
The Tribune (Cartersville, Georgia) October 1935
Collision Fatal To Adairsville Resident Monday
Mr. Walter Abernathy, 40, who makes his home near Adairsville
was killed instantly Monday evening when the car he was driving collided
with an express truck in Cassville late Monday evening. His son Harold,
aged 19 and their young friend, W.C. Blackmon, passengers in the Abernathy
car, miraculously escaped serious injury, as did Mr. W.S. Painter,
driver of the truck.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock at the Macedonia Baptist church, interment following in the family lot of the church cemetery. W.P. Whitworth was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, his mother, Mrs. Nan Abernathy, three sons, Harold, Elihu and Charles, one daughter, Ruth. Their many friends extend their heartfelt sympathy over their great loss.
No arrests were made in the case since the accident has been termed as unavoidable. Mr. Painter, who gave his address as 604 Snow Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, was allowed to return home Tuesday morning.
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Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia