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Eva May Abernathy, 87, of Veedersburg, died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at home. She was born July 15, 1930, in Covington, the daughter of Freeman and Stella L. (Williams) Newkirk.
She moved to Veedersburg in 1964 from Covington and had attended Covington Schools. She enjoyed her family and was a former member of the Sycamore Bowling League.
Eva married William Amos Smith Aug. 29, 1948 and he died July 1, 1962. She later married Stephen E. Abernathy Sept.r 1, 1962 and he died Oct. 23, 1984.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Wait and Melva Smith and a son, Allen W. Smith, all of Veedersburg; a brother, Harold (Ruth) Newkirk of Covington; five grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Also surviving are four step-children, Shirley (Lloyd) Curry of Georgetown, Gretchen Hutchison, Carol (Lloyd) Jackson, Stephen E. Abernathy, all of Crossville, Tenn.; several step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren. Her parents; husbands; son, William Leroy Smith; two sisters; and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 21, at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington, with Pastor Keith Klossner officiating. Visitation will be noon until time of services. Burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 19, 2017
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