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Ruth Montgomery Abernathy

Services for Ruth Montgomery Abernathy of Hazlehurst are 1:30p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in UnionChurch with burial in the church cemetery. Community FuneralServices are in charge of arrangements.

Visitation begins today at 5 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Abernathy, 97, died Dec. 8, 2004, at Silver Cross NursingCenter. She was born in Ripley on Oct. 5, 1907, to Rock DavidMontgomery and May Chapman Montgomery.

She was retired.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LesterAbernathy; a son, E.J. Anderson; a daughter, Doris Sumrall; andfour brothers.

Survivors are her daughters, Faye Coke of Hazlehurst, JeanFreeman of Hazlehurst, Ann Coleman and her husband, Billy; hersister, Ruby Garrett of Ripley; nine grandchildren; and numerousgreat-grandchildren.