Benjamin Abernathy

Friday, March 9, 2007

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Benjamin Franklin Abernathy, 80, of Herrin, Ill., died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill.

He was born April 11, 1926, at Lutesville, son of Delmar and Ora Choate Abernathy.

Abernathy was a truck driver.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include two brothers, Jim and Bud Abernathy of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Sissy Dugger of Herrin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and a sister.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill is in charge of arrangements.