Robert Abernathy

Monday, November 5, 2001

CANALOU, Mo. -- Robert Lavern Abernathy, 77, of Canalou died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Sikeston, Mo.

He was born Oct. 4, 1924, at Searles, Tenn., son of Oscar Laverlie and Georgia Caroline Baker Abernathy. He and Frances Elizabeth Bishop were married Dec. 11, 1945, at New Madrid, Mo.

Abernathy was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Harvey Abernathy of Canalou; a daughter, Caroline Bright of Florissant, Mo.; two brothers, Marcus Abernathy of Benton, Mo., and Lee Abernathy of Paris, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston from 5-8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. The Rev. Melton Morton will officiate, with burial in Dogwood Cemetery in Dogwood, Mo.