Richardson Funeral Home: Obituaries

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Betty C Abernathy
(Died December 16, 2012)



Mrs. Betty C. Abernathy, 79, died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Mullins Nursing Center after an illness. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawndale, NC, directed by Richardson Funeral Home of Marion, SC.

Betty was born in Cleveland County, NC , a daughter of the late Glenn and Thelma Morrison Canipe. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas L. Abernathy. Mrs. Abernathy began her nusing career in North Carolina, working both in Chapel Hill and Charlotte, then in Florence, SC. She was a homemaker, owner The Stichin Post in Marion, SC and later, the secretary for WACO Electric in Raleigh, NC. Since 1994, she considered it a privilege to be the primary caregiver for her daughter, Patti. She was a member of Crabtree Valley Church in Raleigh, NC. She was also a member of Marion Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School Teacher for many years.

Surviving are her son, Tom Abernathy, Jr., of Locust, NC; daughters, Debby Jordan (Steve) of Marion, SC and Patti Abernathy Bounous of Mullins, SC; brother, Dick Canipe (Robbie) of Cleveland County, NC; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Marion Baptist Church, 106 South Main Street, Marion, SC 29571.