The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


April 5, 2012

Kaywood Abernathy

GREENVILLE — Kaywood Henry Abernathy was born Jan. 22, 1954, in Emory to John Henry Abernathy  and Betty Jean Jackson. Kaywood passed away April 2, 2012, at his home in Emory.

He received his education from Greenville and Rains County schools and worked in manufacturing for many years.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra George of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Octavia Abernathy of Greenville and Kayla George of Sulphur Springs; two sons, Christopher Abernathy of Greenville and Christopher Hatch of Gilroy, Calif.; brothers Cleon Jackson (Kathy), Jerry Jackson (Sarah), Ivory Joe Jackson (Sherry), Tony Jackson and Karon Jackson, all of Emory, Lynn Jackson of Sulphur Springs, and Evender Jackson of Greenville; sisters Betty McGill of Como, Jessica Jackson of Greenville, Lavonda Jackson and Johnnie Hobbs of Emory and Lessie Abernathy of Wills Point; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and many other family members and friends.

A homegoing service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Emory Baptist Church, 260 N. Planters Street in Emory.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Grace & Mercy-Grundy Funeral Home in Greenville.

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