The family will receive friends Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel with Roger Hendon officiating.
Hendon was preceded in death by his father, Perry Abernathy; mother, Johana Christianson Abernathy; and stepbrother, James Raggio.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Hyde Abernathy of Jasper; daughter, Brooke Abernathy of Tampa, Florida.; sons, DeWayne Smith (Crystal) of Jasper and Christian Abernathy of New York, New York; sister, Linda Starnes (Jim); brother, Eric Rassio; and two grandchildren, Emma Grace Smith and Gracelyn Faith Smith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lions Club, Eye Foundation or favorite charity in memory of Dr. Edward August Abernathy.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571