Old Macedonia Cemetery

William and Alice Howell Abernathy


William Preasley Abernathy, son of John Starling Abernathy and Mary Susan Gravitt, husband of Alice Howell.

Alice Howell, daughter of Robert E. Howell and Liddie Abernathy, wife of William Presley Abernathy.

William Preasley Abernathy

The Tribune (Cartersville, Georgia) May 27, 1948

Mr. Abernathy Dies After Short Illness

William P. Abernathy died at his home here Sunday, 50, died at his home here Sunday after a short illness.

Funeral services were held at Macedonia church at 4 p.m. Monday with the Owen Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Abernathy was born in Bartow County and was a son of Mary G. and John S. Abernathy, both natives of Bartow County.

His wife, the former Alice Howell, died April 21.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Willie Tanner, of Cartersville; two sisters, Mrs. E. Elgia, of Attla, Alabama, Mrs. Matilda Guyton, of Cartersville; three brothers, Cleve Abernathy and Linford Abernathy, both of Rydal; Elihue Abernathy, of Cartersville; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

Notes on daughter’s name:
Elbie Abernathy (Mrs. Willie Turner)

Notes on sister’s name:
Minnie C. Abernathy (Mrs. E. Elgia)

Alice Howell Abernathy

The Tribune News (Cartersville, GA) April 29, 1948

Last Rites for Mrs. Abernathy Held Thursday

Final rites for Mrs. Alice Abernathy, 47, who died at her home here Wednesday afternoon after a short illness, were held from the Macedonia church at 3 p.m. Thursday.
The Rev. W.E. Hembree officiated. The Owen Funeral Home was in charge, and interment was in the Macedonia cemetery.
Mrs. Abernathy, a native of Bartow County, was the daughter of Liddie Abernathy Howell and Robert Howell.
Survivors are her husband Presley Abernathy to whom she had been married 39 years; one daughter, Mrs. Willie Tanner, of Cartersville; two sisters, Mrs. E.R. Abernathy and Mrs. W.E. Barger of Cartersville, and several nieces and nephews.


Daughter: Elbie Clyde Abernathy Tanner (wife of Willie Tanner)
Sisters: Nevada Howell Abernathy (wife of Elihue R. Abernathy), Doxie V. Howell Barger (wife of William Barger)


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Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia