Old Macedonia Cemetery

Ruby Tanner Abernathy

NOTES: Ruby Tanner, daughter of George D. Tanner and Lizzie Jones, wife of DeWitt Abernathy.

DeWitt Abernathy, son of Elihue Richard Abernathy and Nevada Howell, husband of Ruby Tanner.

Ruby Tanner Abernathy

Daily Tribune News (Cartersville, GA), April 11, 2003

Mrs. Ruby Abernathy, 80, of 29 Akin Drive, Cartersville, passed away Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at her home. She was born in Bartow County on May 14, 1922, the daughter of the late George Dave Tanner and Lizzie Jones Tanner.
She was a member of the Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Dewitt Abernathy; three sons and daughters-on-law, Doyle and Edna Abernathy, Troy and Jenny Abernathy and Stevie and Cathy Abernathy; all of Cartersville; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 12, beginning at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Parnick Jennings Funeral Home with the Revs Elihue Abernathy, Donnie Summey and Francis Summey officiating. Interment will follow in Old Macedonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Lamar, Dewayne, Darrell, Dustin and Forrest Abernathy; and Derek Lanham and Marion Summey.

DeWitt Abernathy

Funeral Home Website

Mr. Dewitt Abernathy, 87, of Lindale, died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at his residence. A native of Bartow County born January 26, 1925, he was the son of the late Elihue Abernathy and the late Nevada Howell Abernathy. In addition to his parents he is preceded by his wife, Ruby Tanner Abernathy; his sons, Troy and Stevie Abernathy; his sister, Connie Sanford; and his brothers, Odie, Oliver and Melvin Abernathy.

He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Abernathy was easy going and loved his family. He was a hard worker and loved to fish in his leisure time.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Shirley Abernathy; his grandchildren, Lamar, Dewayne, Darrell and Forrest Abernathy, Stephanie Lanham and Christy Abernathy; several great-grandchildren, special friend, Misty Nipper; his sister, Bonnie Waits; and his daughters-in-law, Cathy Abernathy and Jenny Abernathy.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Old Macedonia Cemetery with Reverend Charles Cox officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12 Noon at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home.


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Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia