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Berry V. Abney

Berry V. Abney, 63, Union Hall, died at the home of his son, John Abney, where he had been ill only a few days. He is survived by his widow, three sons, two daughters, two brothers, and one sister. Funeral services were held at the family graveyard by Rev. Robert Marcum, officiating.


Donated by Darla Abney


Bessie Abney

Bessie Adair Abney, 94, died Thursday, April 5, 2007. Service, 11 am, Saturday, New Salem Baptist Church, Kennesaw, Rev. Dr's. Chris Bryan and Mike Stephens officiating. Burial at Mt. View Park Cemetery, Marietta. Survivors, sister, Addie Adair Smith, Marietta; six children, James Abney and wife, Claudell, Kennesaw; William J. (Bob) Abney and wife, Lula Mae, Kennesaw; Martha Abney Trotter and husband, Gene, Ellijay; Donald Abney, Waleska; Linda Abney Williamson and husband, Dale, Marietta; Melba Abney Blackwood, Kennesaw. nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandsons.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 4/6/2007 - 4/7/2007.


Bessie V. Abney


From The Birmingham News, September 1, 1977: Mrs. Bessie V. Abney, 83, of Watson, who died Wednesday, was a native of Warrior. She had lived most of her life in Watson and was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Bell Crumly Chapel, with burial in Friendship Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Estelle Alford, and a son Paul Abney, both of Watson.
Shared by Unknown Donation

Betty L. Abney


Of Flint, age 67, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2003 at her residence. A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 E. Davison Rd., Davison, Pastor Curtis Lily officiating. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery. Mrs. Abney will lie in state at the funeral home where the family will receive visitors 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesys Hospice. Betty Cunningham was born December 17, 1935 in Flint, MI to the late Walter and Eva (Harris) Cunningham. She married Jimmy Abney on March 18, 1954. She attended Freewill Baptist Church and spent her winters in Leesburg, FL.
Betty worked at State Farm Insurance for 25 years, and loved her shuffleboard and pinochle. Surviving are: husband, Jimmy; daughter, Kaye (Larry) Jankowski; son, David (Kim) Abney; grandchildren, Natasha (Nick) Edgar, Nicholas Howard, Christopher Costanzo, Lanesha Brannon; great-granddaughter, Natalie Renee Edgar; several nieces and nephews; sister- in-law, Joyce Williams; brothers-in- law, Billy (Annielois),Bobby and Danny, all of Mississippi. She was preceded in death by an infant son Paul; and daughter, Robin; sister, Sandy Creg; brother, Allen Cunningham; and brother-in-law, Douglas Abney.
Published in the Flint Journal on 8/17/2003.

Betty Tate

Betty June Tate, 69, of Rossville died Monday, Oct. 3. She was 69. She was a lifelong resident of the Rossville area, was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Teas; husband, Randall Tate. Survivors include her mother, Bessie Abney Teas; sons, Brent Tate of Rossville, Terry Lynn Tate of Rossville; daughter, Lorrie Cantrell of Georgetown, Tenn.; sisters, Paulene Cluck and Ernestine Hughes; brother, Jack Teas; grandchildren, Lora and Leslie Hixon; five step-grandchildren. Services: Thursday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe chapel with Jim Young officiating. Burial: Lakewood South Memorial Gardens. Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 5, after 4 p.m. and prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.


ABNEY, Beulah Beryl ADKINS

ABNEY, Beulah Beryl ADKINS
b: Nov 5 1908, 5 mi W of Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 9 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Englewood Cemetery AA-AZ, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 2002 - Beulah Beryl Abney, the only child of Fred and Mary Adkins, was born November 5, 1908, five miles west of Deepwater. Beulah died on January 9, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Home. She lived her entire life in Henry County, attending the Independence grade school. She rode a horse to Deepwater to attend high school for two years. She was baptized into the Deepwater Brethren Church in 1925. Beulah and Frank Abney were married December 22, 1926. To this union was born one son, Howard Devere. Beulah and Frank farmed for 30 years, on a farm adjoining the farm where she was born. In 1956 they turned the farming over to their son and moved to Clinton. Beulah was a homemaker her entire live, except for a short time when she worked at the Forrest-Jolly Nursing Home as a cook, after they moved to Clinton. She then spent several years caring for husband, Frank, after he suffered a stroke. She also volunteered later at the Clinton Senior Center. She thoroughly enjoyed her family, her friends and working in her garden and always had seasonal flowers ready to share with her church. She and Frank enjoyed fishing trips to Table Rock Lake with their camper. Beulah was a deaconess in the Brethren Church. She always found something good to say about everything and everybody, never a harsh or unkind word. Beulah is survived by her son, Howard, and wife, Wilma; four grandchildren, Gary W. Abney of Belmont, Michigan, Thomas Keith Abney, Marvin Dale Abney and Susan Carter, all of Clinton; six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. One great-granddaughter, Rebecca Joy Abney, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, January 12. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.


Beulah Francis Abney


BELGRADE - Beulah Francis Abney, Belgrade, died Sept. 1, 2003 at her granddaughter's residence in Ballwin at the age of 88. She was born October 31, 1914 to the late Edward and Laura (Scott) Boulch. United in marriage to Mr. Clarence Abney on April 25, 1933. He preceded her in death in 1984.
Survivors: Granddaughter, Laurie Dean, Ballwin. Great-grandson, Michael Dean, Ballwin. Brother, Eugene Boulch, Florrisant; sister, Bertha Gilliam, Potosi. Niece, Margaret Draper, Caledonia. Visitation, today, 4:30-9 p.m., Britton Funeral Home, Potosi. Service Friday, 10 a.m., Britton Chapel. Burial at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery. ©2003 The Daily Journal

Mrs. Beuna B. Abner

Mrs. Beuna B. Abner
Born: October 22, 1923
Died: March 28, 2005
Visitation: Wednesday, March 30th, after 6 PM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 31st, at 11 AM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Manchester Memorial Gardens - Manchester, Kentucky
Mrs. Beuna B. Abner, age 81 of Phillips Hill Drive in Manchester, Kentucky passed away Monday, March 28th, 2005 at the Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was born October 22nd, 1923 in Clay County, Kentucky to the union of Andy and Millie Cody Brumley. She was a retired receptionist and a bookkeeper as well as a member of the Manchester Methodist Church. She is survived by one son: Doug Abner and wife Linda of Paces Creek, One Granddaughter: Jennifer Cooney and husband Paul of Corbin, Kentucky, the following Great Grandsons: Luke, Drew, and Cade Cooney all of Corbin, Kentucky, and these nieces and nephews: Andra Roberts of Manchester, Kentucky, Libby and Markeeta Marcum, both of Lexington, Kentucky, Donnie Smith of Manchester, Kentucky, Greg Smith of Manchester, Kentucky, Mike Marcum of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Eddie Brumley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Frankie Brumley of Scottsdale, Arizona, and David Brumley of Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband: Bill Abner. Funeral Services for Mrs. Beuna B. Abner will be Thursday, March 31st, 2005 at 11 AM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Doug Abner and Rev. David Warden will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Manchester Memorial Gardens in Manchester, Kentucky. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 after 6 PM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel. Rominger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Billy Wilcox

Billy “Wilbur” Wilcox, 51, of Bowen, died Thursday morning at his residence after suffering from diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, partial foot amputation and dialysis treatment. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Howard Holman and his mother, Evedna Abney Wilcox.

He is survived by his wife, Rev. Deborah Wilcox; three sons, Billy Wilcox Jr. and wife Amanda of Stanton; Nichlas Scott Wilcox and Thomas Kyle Wilcox, both of Bowen; three granddaughters, Morgan, Sierra and Brianna Wilcox, all of Stanton; his father, William “Billy” Wilcox of Winchester; his mother-in-law, Lula Belle Holman of Winchester; one sister, Linda (Charles) Saylor of Winchester; four brothers, Ronnie (Esther) Wilcox of Lexington, Terry (Becky) Wilcox and Danny Abney, both of Winchester, and Larry Abney of Florida.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton with burial at Faulkner Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Darren Farmer, Robbie Townsend, Dale Anderson Jr., Chuck Saylor, Sam Wells, Thomas Rogers, Curt Daniels, Shawn Skidmore and Ryan Anderson. Honorary pallbearers all his friends.


Blanche Killingsworth Henderson Abney

Aug. 30, 1909— March 11, 2004 Services for Blanche Killingsworth Henderson Abney, 94, of College Station are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Longview. The Revs. Jerry Neff of A&M United Methodist Church in College Station and Tim Watson of First Baptist Church in Longview will officiate. Visitation will be from noon to the time of services Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan. Mrs. Abney died Thursday at her home. She was born in Longview and had lived in College Station since 1995. She was a retired homemaker and was a member of the East Texas Historical Association, Texas State Historical Association and the Southern Historical Association. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lewis Henderson and Zach Abney. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Lewis and Elma Jean Henderson of Midland; a daughter and son-in-law, Blanche Henderson and Robert Brick of College Station; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Longview, Gregg County Historical Association or Hospice.

Bluford H. Abney


BEREA - Bluford H. Abney, 45, died Thurs., Aug. 4, 2005. Father, Everett Abney, survives. Services 11 am Mon., Davis & Powell Funeral Home. Visit 7 - 9 pm Sun. at the funeral home. Visit Legacy.
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 8/6/2005.


Bluford Howard Abney

Bluford Howard Abney
Born: 11/14/1959
Died: 08/04/2005
Visitation: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2005
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2005, Davis & Powell Funeral Home
Interment: Davis-Witt Cemetery
Bluford Howard Abney age 45, of Barker Lane in Berea, died Thursday at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Abney was of the Baptist faith and a vereran of the U. S. Army. Mr. Abney is survived by: father, Everett Abney of Berea, Ky.; brothers, Preston (Linda) Abney of Berea, Jimmy (Lisa) Abney, of Richmond, Ky., Lee Abney of Berea, Ky., Vernon (Martha) Abney of Berea, Ky., Lewis Abney of Louisville, Ky., Doug (Debbie) Abney of Berea, Ky. and Mitchell Abney of Berea, Ky.; sisters, Mary (J.B.) Combs of Chatsworth, Ga., Allie (Ray) Wood of Rockcastle County, Sara (Roy) Combs and Kay Abney of Berea, Ky. Also surviving are 3 very special people he considered his family, Jamie Flynn, Rushelle and Rusanna Horn of Berea, Ky. Mr. Abney was preceded in death by his mother, May Gadd Abney. Funeral services for Mr. Abney will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Davis-Witt Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Parllbearers will be; David Dickerson, Bradley Combs, Jerrod Abney, Chad Abney, Shaun Abney, Jeremy Abney, Tim Abney, Mike Quinley and Brian Brooks.


Bobbie Abney


BEREA - Bobbie Abney, 78, husband of Jewell Abney, passed away Mon. Aug. 1, 2005. Services, 1 pm Fri. at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea. Visit, 5-9 pm Thurs. at the funeral home. Lakes Funeral Home
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 8/3/2005.


Bobby Glynn Abney


IRVINE- Bobby Glynn Abney, 52, husband of Bonnie Crawford Abney, died Fri, May 26, 2006 at his home after an illness. Bobby was born November 20, 1953 in Madison County, but had lived all his life in Estill County, a son of the late Ova Lincoln "Toad" Abney Sr., and the late Alma Jean Thorpe Abney. He had attended the Gum Springs Church of God, was employed as greenskeeper for the Madison County Country Club and Estill County Golf Club, member of the VFW and the Estill County Golf Club and a dedicated and loyal fan of NASCAR, especially Tony Stewart. Bobby was also preceded in death by two brothers, Scotty Trent Abney and Ricky Lee Abney, his special grandparents, Herbert and Hazel Abney, and special uncle Jerry Abney. Survivors other than his wife, Bonnie, include a son, Robert Todd Abney of Richmond, two brothers, Billy Wayne (Cathy) Abney of Clay City and Ova Lincoln (Marlene) Jr. of Irvine, a sister, Tina (Wayne) Henry of Irvine, step-mother, Vadis Abney of Ravenna, special mother-in-law, Arzella (Jaws) Crawford of Irvine, a sister and brother-in-law Connie and Greg Hall, sister-in-law, Brenda Crawford, brother-in-law, Charles Crawford, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and numerous friends. His special buddies, Sophie and Ethan Hall, Katie Crabtree, Whitney Harrison, Blake and Jenna Dunaway also survive. Services will be conducted Mon, 2 p.m., at Lewis Funeral Home, with Bro. Terry Barnes officiating. Friends may call Sun, after 5:30 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Crowe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Thacker, George Oliver, Steve Hawkins, Bud Tucker, Roger Kissick, and Chig Chaney. Honorary pallbearers will be Ravenna Food Mart Employees, members of the Estill County Golf Club, Madison County Club and VFW, Greg Hall, Charles Crawford, Timothy Abney, Dallas Abney, Herman Hardin and Brenton Crabtree. The family requests donations to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403, instead of flowers.
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader from 5/28/2006 - 5/31/2006.


Brianna Mercedes “BriBri” Mills


Brianna Mercedes “BriBri” Mills, 4, of Richmond Road, Irvine, died Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. She was born March 22, 2002 in Clark County, the daughter of Israel Shane and Cindy Abney Mills. She attended the Friendship Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County all of her life. Survivors in addition to her parents, Israel Shane and Cindy Abney Mills, are two sisters, Brooklyn Dakota Mills and Bridget Savannah Mills, both of Irvine; her grandparents, Ray and Ruby Mills and Charles and Martha Abney, all of Irvine, Sally and Mike Gray of Lancaster, and Janie and Randall Mosley of Sadieville; her great-grandparents, Thelma Richardson, Irene Gray, Geraldine Campbell, Nathaniel Arvin and Trudie Martin; a great-great-grandmother, Nellie Neal; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Marvin Neal, Bro. Kirt Scott and Bro. David Horn with burial at the Winston Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandmothers and great-grandmother. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Witt, Bobby Wayne Willis, Steven Willis, Dustin Gerber, Dylan Horn, Jason Davis, Jason Brooks, Ben Gray, James Rodney Adams, Jaco Horn , Joshua Horn, Seth Davis, Courtney Emmert, Ethan Bradley and Christopher Sons. Her mother and six-year-old sister were injured in the same accident but were treated and released at Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital. Brianna was air-lifted to UK Med Center where she passed away the day after the accident. "The Estill County Tribune" Wednesday, May 17, 2006, says that the family donated Brianna's organs to four other children. Our hearts goe out to the family.
Donated by
Darla Abney


Brit Abner

Waynesburg -- Brit Abner, 88, Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.
Published in The Courier-Journal on 2/18/2003


Byron Clay Abney


Byron Clay Abney, Age 76, of Vestavia Hills, AL, went to be with his Heavenly Father on September 13, 2003 after a lengthy illness. He was born January 20th, 1927, in Albertville, AL, the second son of the late James Hollaway Abney and late Mary Lillian Simmons Abney. Upon his graduation from Albertville High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Shangri La, where he participated in an atomic bomb test. When he was discharged, he attended Jacksonville State University and became a teacher and coach in Boaz, AL. Byron traveled the Southeast and has lived the last 45 years in the Birmingham area. Survivors include his children, Karen Shepherd (John) of Birmingham, Leigh Ferrara of Birmingham, and Clay Abney (Leslie) of Fishers, Indiana; six grandchildren and one great grandson. He is also survived by his wife of nineteen years, Doris D. Abney; and her children, Hugh M. Alford, III (Maria) of Vestavia Hills, AL, Celia A. Clem (Jay) of California, and Brenda A. Lewis (Don) of Miami, FL;
three grandchildren and two great grandsons; brothers, Edward Abney (Edith) and Johnny Abney (Pat), both of Albertville; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be September 14, 2003 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Ridout's Valley Chapel. Graveside services will be September 15, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Memory Hill Cemetery, Albertville, AL. Contributions may be made to New Beacon Hospice Services, 2145 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205. Services are under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel (879-3401) in Homewood.
Published in The Birmingham News on 9/14/2003.



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