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Lela Carr

Friday, May 23, 2003

GRAND CHAIN, Ill. -- Lela Faye Carr, 76, of Grand Chain died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at her home. She was born July 16, 1927, in Cairo, daughter of Ernest and Elsie Abney. She married James Carr, who preceded her in death in 1987.

Carr was a member of United Pentecostal Church in Dongola, Ill.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Nottage of Anna, Ill.; five sons, Carl Carr of Grand Chain, Willie Carr of Belknap, Ill., Paul Carr of Paducah, Ky., Jessie Carr of Anna, Stanley Carr of Cairo; two sisters, Pat Casper of Mounds, Ill., Bertie Curneil of Missouri; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin, Ill., after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tex Perry officiating. Burial will be in Ullin Cemetery.

Lannie Abney
Transcription will be added as time permits.
Donated by Darla Abney

Lennie Abner

Abner, Lennie, 52, of Pahokee, died Monday. Taylor-Smith-West Funeral Home, Belle Glade. Funeral Saturday.
Published in The Palm Beach Post on 12/2/2005.

Lewis Abner
Transcription will be added as time permits.
Donated by Darla Abney

Lewis Abner

WINCHESTER - Lewis Abner, 78, died Sat., June 11, 2005. Services 11 am Wed. at New Hope Baptist Church, Winchester. Visit 6-9 pm Tues. at Scobee Funeral Home. Guestbook is at: Scobee Funeral Home.
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 6/13/2005.

Lewis Abner

Lewis Abner
Born: 09/07/1926
Died: 06/11/2005
Visitation: 6-9 PM Tuesday at Scobee Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 11:00AM Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, Winchester
Interment: Winchester Cemetery
Lewis Abner, 78, of 107 Holly Ave., husband of Katherine Maines Abner for 58 years, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at his home. A native of Clark County, he was the son of the late Jasper and Linnie Willoughby Abner. He was former owner/operator of Abner Wholesale and a member and deacon of New Hope Baptist Church. Additional survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Lucille and Cecil Brandenburg, Winchester; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John Lewis Abner, Winchester; Randall J. and Patricia Abner and Mike and Gayle Varner, Winchester; 14 grandchildren, Shannon Johnson, Michael K. Johnson, Stephen Dale Birch, Charles Lewis Birch, Timothy Wayne Johnson, Christopher B. Johnson, Stephanie J. Edwards, Melissa Varner, Lisa Varner, William Varner, John Farris, Annie Farris, Julia Farris and Brenda Wright, numerous great-grandchildren, three sisters, Gladys Griffith, Juanita Adams and Lorine Rader and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, 5835 Lexington Road, by Rev. Otis Leon Greer. Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Maines Jr., George S. Maines, Joseph M. Maines, Earl Maines, John E. Maines and Ray Adams. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Scobee Funeral Home.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, Ky. 40391.

Lillie B. Lake Abney

Lillie B. Lake Abney, 68, of N. 29th Street, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2003 in SCCI. Mrs. Abney, daughter of the late George and Rosa Bell Lake, was born August 27, 1935 in Saluda, South Carolina. She retired from IBM Corp., Mechanics-burg, and was a member of Trinity Church of God, where she served with the Flower Guild, former Choir Member and Chairperson of the Kitchen Committee. Mrs. Abney was predeceased by a sister, Mamie Lake. She leaves to remember her life, husband, Wilbert Abney; one son, James R. Lake, Sr. and daughter-in-law, Joyce A. Lake of Aston; one sister, Mae B. Burno of Harrisburg; an aunt, Pauline Williams of Philadelphia; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at noon, Monday, November 3, 2003 in her church, 2049 N. 4th Street, where she will be eulogized by Rev. Dr. Peter S. Edwards. Viewing and visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon with burial in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Professional services entrusted to Wallace Funeral Directors, Inc., Steelton. Pennlive
Published in the Patriot-News from 10/31/2003 - 11/2/2003.

Linda Carol Abney

STANTON - Linda Carol Abney, 42, Drew Lane, Lexington, died at her home Thurs., Nov. 24, 2005. She was born in Mt. Sterling, KY, and the daughter of Katherine Keith Hughes and the late Alvin Hughes. She is survived by her mother, Katherine Hughes of Miamisburg, OH; a son, Charles Dale Hughes of Lexington; a brother, Alvin Hughes Jr. of Cape Canaveral, FL; sisters, Robin Lyons of Miamisburg, OH, Cynthia Hughes of Nicholasville, and Tammy Parks of Omaha, NE, and one grandson, Caleb Alexander Abney. Her nieces and nephews are Ashley Sharp, Daniel Lyons, Michael Lyons, Elizabeth Hughes, and her daughter, Desiree, Charles Hughes, and Samuel Parks. Services are 11 am Mon., Nov. 28, 2005, at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, with Rev. David E. Rule. Burial to follow in the Spencer Cemetery, Lee County, KY. Visitation from 2 - 6 pm Sun. at the funeral home. Guestbook at
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 11/26/2005.

Louise Abner

JACKSON- Louise Abner, 52, died Fri, June 2, 2006. Services Mon, 11 a.m. Visitation Sun, 5 p.m. Deaton Funeral Home in charge.
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 6/4/2006.

Loweta Abney

Loweta Abney LUBBOCK -- Funeral services for Loweta Abney, 89, mother of Harold Abney of Plainview, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Ropesville with the Rev. Mark McMillan and Oscar Batton officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. Mrs. Abney died Friday, May 6, 2005.
Published in the Plainview Daily Herald from 5/9/2005 - 5/10/2005.

Lucy Estes Abney
Transcription will be added as time permits.
Donated by Darla Abney

Lucy Abney Mosley Simpson

Lucy Mosley Simpson, -Laurens-

Lucy Abney Mosley Simpson, 77, of 318 Wilson St., widow of Sammie Simpson, died Nov. 14, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Survivors: sons, David Mosley, Alfred Mosley, Sammie Lee Simpson, all of Laurens, Allen Mosley of Gray Court, J.C. Mosely of Philadelphia, and Willie Abney of Cincinnati; daughters, Audrey Copeland, Lucy Allen, and Lillie Neely, all of Laurens, Dorothy Brown of Gray Court, Daisy Jenkins of Philadelphia; five brothers; one sister; 41 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased: four sons; and one daughter.

Service: 3 p.m. Friday at Duncan Creek Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial: church cemetery. Sanders-Thompson Funeral Services, Clinton

Luther Dale Abney, Sr.

-JULIETTE - Luther Abney, 48, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday June 5th. -A Celebration of Luther's life will be held Saturday June 10th at Vineville Baptist Church. Visitation will be at 2:00PM followed by the Service at 3 PM. Dr. Bill Hardee and Pastor Eddie Smith will Officiate. Rev. Billy John Anbeny, Luther's Father who is a retired minister, will deliver the message. -Luther was born in Macon, Georgia on February 16, 1958. He lived in Louisville, Kentucky and Bloomington, Indiana as a child but lived most of his life in Georgia. He attended MD Collins High School in College Park, GA and Northeast High School in Macon. He was employed by Brown & Williamson in 1977, was involved in the United Way Campaign in 2002 and retired in 2003. In 1997 he was married to Penny Thistlewood. Luther was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2005. Hie wife Penny has been his primary caregiver which allowed him to remain at home throughout his courageous battle with this illness. Luther was a blessing to many in life and will continue to be in death. He is donating his organs to the ALS Association for research in hopes that a cure might be found. Team Abney raised over $1200.00 in September 2005 at the Walk to D'Feet ALS sponsored by the ALS Association of Georgia and we would like to send a special thanks to all who contributed to our efforts. Team Abney will be participating in the 2006 Walk to D'Feet ALS which will be in November. -In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the ALS Association of Georgia, Team Abney. ( -We would also like to express appreciation to all the family, friends, and co-workers who have been such a blessing during the last year. A special thank you to all of the ICU and TCU staff at the Medical Center, especially Martha in ICU. Thank you to the entire Staff of Central Georgia Hospice, especially Ronnie King and Faye Trip. You are all greatly appreciated. -Luther was predeceased by his Mother; Ruby Nell Erwin Abney, Brother; Billy John Abney, Jr. and Sister; Sara Abney Milam. -Survivors include his wife, Penny Thistlewood Abney of Juliette; Former Wife, Susan Cauley Abney of Macon; daughter and Son-in-Law, Kris and Brian Yeomans of Milan; Son, Luther Dale Abney, Jr. of Macon; Step Son, Matthew Clance of Juliette; Step-Daughter, Ketelyn Sanderlin of Juliette; Grandchildren, Zachary Hamlin, Jase Alewine, Mason Yeomans; Step-Grandchildren; Jesse Yeomans, Brittan Yeomans, Maggie Yeomans, Millie Yeomans; Father and Step-Mother, Billy and Elizabeth Abney of Macon; Mother-in-Law, Annie Thistlewood; Step-Father-in-Law, Greg White of Macon; Father-in-Law and Step-Mother-in-Law, George and Brenda Thistlewood of Macon; siblings, Henry and Judy Freeman of Moreland, Bryant and jan Abney of Clemmons, N.C., David Abney of Columbia, S.C., Richard and Ruth Culp of Macon. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and all the hearts that love him. -Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville has charge of arrangements.
Published in The Telegraph on 6/7/2006.

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