Arlous Abernathy

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Perryville, Mo. -- Arlous W. Abernathy, 95, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 22, 1909, son of Edward and Mary Cox Abernathy. He and Ruby Farrar were married Nov. 29, 1933. She died Sept. 3, 1995.

Abernathy was a farmer and truck driver. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church where he held various offices.

Survivors include five sons, Wilfred Abernathy of Perryville, Ronald Abernathy of Gordonville, Ivan Abernathy of Brooksfield, Fla., Gary Abernathy of St. Louis, Lynn Abernathy of Moorpark, Calif.; five daughters, Dorothy Wichern of Washington, Ark., Viola Cooper of Calimesa, Calif., Janet Hadler and Carol Kluender, both of Perryville, Kathaleen Gundling of Friendswood, Texas; two brothers, Paul Abernathy of Sullivan, Mo., Bob Abernathy of Perryville, Mo.; 30 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, two brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Don Estes and Jeremy Gundling officiating. Burial will be in Home Cemetery.