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Doc Abernathy

Feb 13, 2020 11:35AM

Doc Abernathy

CHERRYVILLE – Edward David “Doc” Abernathy, 73, of Lee Black Rd., passed away peacefully Friday morning, Feb. 7, 2020 at Atrium Health – Charlotte. He was born Nov. 13, 1946 in Gaston County to the late Edward Lee and Velma Hoyle Abernathy.

Doc retired from Carolina Freight. He was cherished by his family and loved by all who met him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jr. Abernathy, sisters, Lillian Goode, Jane Bradley, and Cindy Mellon; and his son, Rodney Hovis.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of nearly 27 years, Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Abernathy of the home; sons, Bryan Abernathy (Jennifer), and Brandon Abernathy (Allison); daughters, Brooke Davis, Leslie Shook (Jody), and Michelle Hovis; grandchildren, Kristin Abernathy, Christopher Abernathy, Justin Abernathy, Travis Harrelson, Ansley Abernathy, Sydney Grace Abernathy, Sara Davis, Belle Shook, Gracie Shook, Gabe Shook, Lily Shook, Amanda Hovis, Trevor Hovis, Tyler Hovis, Kelly Hovis, Elizabeth Shew, and Victoria Carter; sister, Diana Richards (F.E.); brothers, Guy Abernathy, and Ronnie Abernathy; niece, April Black; nephew, Kaleb Black; uncle, Herman Hoyle; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Thomas, Zack Thomas, Liam Abernathy, Lawson Harrelson, Chloe Carter, and John Paul Carroll.

A celebration of Doc’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services with Mr. Jody Shook officiating.

His family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at City Memorial Cemetery.

Condolences may be made to

Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Abernathy.