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W. Abney

W.B. (Burl) Abney of Flat River was born Feb. 28, 1898 in Courtois, a son of the late James Calvin Abney and Annie Casebolt Abney, and died August 30 at Bonne Terre Hospital at the age of 72 years, six months and two days.

Surviving are: one son Jeffrey Abney of the home; one daughter Leanna (Mrs. Wilbert Miller) of Fenton; two step-sons, Ladon Becker of Belleville, ILL. And Dennis Becker of Mehlville; six brothers, Harrison Abney, Rome Abney, Bert Abney, Earl Abney, Bill Abney and Ralph Abney; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elmarie Morris Abney and one sister.

He was a member of the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias 386059.

Chapel services will be Wednesday at 2PM with the Rev. Harold Brown officiating. Interment will be in Three Rivers Cemetery.

The body is in the state at C. Z. Boyer and Sons Chapel in Desloge.


Donated by Doris Abney Hudson


Wanda Mae Arthur

Wanda Mae Arthur, age 65, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006, at 1:03 a.m. in Cox Medical Center South. She was born September 30, 1940, the daughter of Perry and Lola Mae (Abney) Sowards. Mrs. Arthur taught elementary school at Logan Rogersville. She was a member of the Ozark Historical Society, as well as the Missouri State Teacher's Association. She was a past member of Planning and Zoning Ozark. Mrs. Arthur had been a Murney Real Estate Agent for 10 years. She loved animals. Survivors include: one son, Hal Hull and wife, Dana, Rogersville, Missouri; two sisters, Shirley Long and husband, Gary, Rogersville, Missouri, and Betty Fitzgerald and husband, Donald, Bruner, Missouri; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both of her parents. Visitation will take place 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2006, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Graveside funeral services will take place 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, in Hopedale Cemetery, with Larry Tidwell officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Ozark Humane Society.

Wayland Jamar Abney

Wayland Jamar Abney, 13 Enjoyed skateboarding, basketball, video games MARSTONS MILLS - Wayland Jamar Abney, 13, a resident of Marstons Mills, died on Sunday at his home.

Born in Houston, Texas, he was raised and educated there until moving to the Cape four years ago. Wayland was in the eighth grade at Marstons Mills Middle School where he was involved in track and basketball. He received the school's Humanitarian Award last year.

Wayland enjoyed skateboarding, basketball and video games.

Besides his parents, father, Grady M. Abney, mother Erica R. (Lewis) Abney, and sister Amber Renee Abney, all of Marstons Mills, he is survived by a grandfather, Leon Combs Sr. of Houston; a grandmother, Ruth M. Abney of Moss Point, Miss.; a great-grandfather, Issac Wartell of Houston; a great-grandmother, Bertha Wartell of Houston; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sandwich Friends Meeting House, 6 Quaker Road, East Sandwich.

Burial will follow in Houston.

Visiting hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Marstons Mills.



William E. Abney

William E. Abney, 86, died August 9, 2005, in Port Townsend, Wash. Born February 21, 1919, to William and Laura Lizabeth (Thomas) Abney in Tyler, Texas, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a young man. He served as a master sergeant in Korea and the Pacific and was honorably discharged after 20 years. He then worked security on the naval base in San Diego for 22 years. On June 7, 1946, he married Ivodel Verna Canton in Yuma, Ariz. William had a kind heart, a good sense of humor and a love of music, especially big band and swing. He is survived by his wife, Ivodel, at their Port Townsend home, and his niece Wanda Byram and her husband, Jack Hutton. Preceding him in death were his six siblings. Burial is in El Camino Vista of Liberty in San Diego, Calif. Memorial contributions are suggested to Jefferson Healthcare Special Programs, 834 Sheridan, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Kosec Funeral Home & Crematory in Port Townsend, WA coordinated cremation arrangements.
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Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 9/10/2005.

William Lincoln Abney

"William Lincoln Abney died at the family home, Paola, Kas., at 4:30 o'clock Saturday morning, January 25, 1936, at the age of 75 years and six months. Funeral services were held from Metzler's chapel, Paola, Sunday afternoon, January 26 at 2:30 Conducted by the Rev. Whittaker of the First Baptist Church of Paola. The Odd Fellow Lodge of which Mr. Abney had been a member for forty-five years conducted a short ceremony at the grave. Interment was in Paola Cemetery.

William Lincoln Abney was born June 27, 1860 in Springfield, Ill. He was married to Miss Martha S. Morgan, December 25, 1881, and he and Mrs. Abney celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary at the home last Christmas.

Surviving besides the widow are six children, Marion Abney, Paola, Patsy Mitchell, Yates Center, Ks., Ethel Rose, Olathe, Eunice Henry, Olathe, Jim Abney, Olathe, ans Sudie Glasscock, Paola. Also two sisters, Mrs. Maggie McCammon and Mrs. Destia McCoy; eighteen grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Mr. Abney spent nearly his entire life in Paola. He was well known and well liked throughout the community.He was a loving father who got a lot out of life and rejoiced in the (sic.) Happiness of his children and family. Although a man of meager financial circumstances, (sic.) He was rich in thought and deed. His unfailing loyalty to his family and friends will long be remembered by all who knew him. His life was his family's life; their happiness was his happiness.

Mr. Abney was quite well known in Olathe as he had visited relatives and friends on numerous occasions. His death not only is (sic.) distinct loss to the family, but to a multitude of loyal friends."


Mr. William Taylor Abney

Mr. William Taylor Abney
Born: 01/08/1930
Died: 06/13/2005
Visitation: From 6 to 9 PM Wednesday June 15, 2005 at Cox Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 1 PM Thursday June 16, 2005 at the Cox Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Maret Cemetery
Mr. William Taylor Abney age 75, of Mt.Vernon died Monday June 13, 2005 at the Rockcastle Hospital. He was born on January 8, 1930 in Rockcastle County the son of the late Charlie and Eva King Abney. He was a retired farmer, enjoyed dancing, horses, and was a member of the Holiness faith. Survivors are: his wife; Mrs. Marjorie Williams Abney of Mt.Vernon. One son; Robert Abney of Covington. One step-son; Kevin Bishop of Brooksville, KY. One daughter; Mrs. Linda Steele of Covington, KY. One sister; Mrs. Ida Johnson of Mt.Washington, KY. Six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by: one son, one daughter, seven brothers, three sisters, and by one grandson.

Willie Joe Abney

67, 1926 Little Hardwicks Creek Rd., Clay City, husband of Anna Laura Branham Abney, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. Born February 4, 1936 in Estill County, to the late Rodney Hiram and Nancy Puckett Abney. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a farmer and retired employee of Lexington Bluegrass Depot. He was survived by: wife, Anna Laura Abney, Clay City; son, Terry Joe Abney, Clay City; step-daughter, Paula Martinez, Mt. Sterling; brothers, Glenwood "Slick" Abney, Stanton, Marvin Abney, Jimmy Abney, and Shelby Abney of Stanton; sisters, Ivory Wells, Winchester, Carol Snowden, Clay City, Patsy Smith, Clay City, Darlene Slemp, Clay City, Marie Mays, Stanton and Pamela Walker, Stanton; step grandchildren, Kelly Moore Forsythe, Erik Moore Fountain, Nathan Daniel, and Matthew Daniel; step grand-children, Kayla Moore and Shayla Fountain. He was preceded in death by brother, Ledford Abney. Services Friday, October 3, 2003 Clay City First Church of God at 1 p.m. by Rev. Kenneth McClain, Bro. J.R. Phillippe, Bro. M.C. Rice, and Rev. Ted Linkous. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today. Burial in the Puckett Cemetery. Guest book at Legacy.com
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 10/3/2003.


Willie Mae Stone Abney Part 2

Mrs. Willie May Abney, 65, of Powell County, wife of Elza Abney, died at 7 pm Sunday at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hazard after a short illness. She was a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma a daughter of the late William and Nannie Kates Stone, and she was an antique dealer. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Katherine L. Woods, CincinnatiOhio and two grandchildren. Steven T. William and Miss Sandra L. Williams, both of Cincinnati Ohio. Services will be conducted at 1:30 pm Wednesday at the Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev William Keller. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemeteryetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Williams, Charlie Ray Smith, Belvin Cruse, Cecil Seals, William Mains, and Maynard Woods. Friends may call at the funeral home 5-9pm Tuesday.
Donated by Darla Abney


Willine Abney

From The Birmingham News, Sunday, August 14, 1988: Mrs. Willine Abney, 76, of Birmingham, died Saturday. She lived most of her life in Birmingham. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Gardendale Chapel, with burial in Friendship Methodist Cemetery. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mildred Fortenbery and Linda Bias, both of Birmingham, Carolyn Bailey and Gloria Faye Caffee, both of Jemison; a son, Donald Abney, Fultondale and a brother, James Wright, Pinson.
Donated by Johnny Abney.



William (Bill) Whitesel

  William (Bill) Whitesel, 52, who passed away Jan. 18, will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Pahrump Community Church. He was born to Otto and Margie Whitesel Jan. 11, 1953. He married Kelly Abney on Sept. 30, 1989. He worked, played, enjoyed life and had many, many friends for 33 years in the Pahrump Valley. His wife Kelly; children Kristan Abney, Jessie (Travis) Carberry and Aaron Abney; brother, Chuck (Debbie) Leinart, sister Ruth Ann Gerlach; stepbrothers Rodger, Craig, Edward and Carl Ridgway; grandchildren Kavan, Danny and Jadee Carberry; aunt and uncle Shirley and Ray Morris; and cousins Kim (Nick), Tim, Jody (Greg), Michael and Julie Ann survive him. His grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson, Aunt June Oldendorph and numerous great uncles preceded him in death. (1/18/05)





DEATH CLAIMS RIVER ENGINEER
William W. Abney Died at Family Home--Fifty Years on the Mississippi At the family home, 815 North Second street, yesterday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock, death claimed William W. Abney, congestion of the lungs being given as the immediate cause of death. His last illness covered a period of three weeks, though he had been in failing health for the last several years with chronic heart trouble. Mr. Abney was born April 1, 1847, being therefore in the sixty-seventh year of his life. He had always called Quincy his home, though the major portion of his life had been spent on the river. He had worked on boats, and in later years an engineer, for half a century, and was well and widely known. His last service on the river was with the boat "Black Hawk." Surviving Mr. Abney are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Abney; two sons, William of Quincy and Robert of St. Louis; and four daughters, Mrs. Charles McCarty of Quincy, Mrs. A. Johnson of Newark, Neb., Mrs. J. Helmeson of St. Louis, and Miss Mary of St. Louis. Also there are eight grandchildren, besides a circle of sorrowing friends. (The Quincy Whig, Nov. 14, 1913, p. 5.) The funeral of the late William W. Abney will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the residence, 815 North Second street. Interment in Woodland cemetery. Friends are invited to attend. (The Quincy Daily Journal, November 15, 1913, p. 7)




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