Mr. Raymond E. Abernathy

Mr. Raymond E. Abernathy, 83, of Newnan, GA, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

He was born April 30, 1930 in Forsyth, GA to the late Elrod Abernathy & Willie Bell Rogers Abernathy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Willie Belle Cox Abernathy and his son Tim Abernathy. Mr. Abernathy was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Newnan and he retired after a long career with Georgia Power. 

He was active in the Newnan Elks Lodge and served as the Exalted Ruler. He and his wife were avid campers and were members of the Creek Jumpers Camping Club.

The funeral is Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Old Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Newnan with Rev. Jerry Walker & Dr. Jimmy Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

The visitation is Saturday afternoon between 1:30-3:30 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 15 West Washington St., Newnan, GA 30263

Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com .

Survivors include daughters, Debbie Abernathy Duke & husband Walter of Carrollton, Connie Abernathy McKoy & husband Fred of Newnan; sister, Dorothy Edge & husband Cecil of Forsyth; daughter-in-law, Leah Brady; grandchildren, Amy Duke Bowdoin & husband Bill, Kristen Duke Vance & husband Casey, Wade Duke, Brandi McKoy, Courtney McKoy Englert & husband Derrick, Kaley Abernathy, Hayes Abernathy; brother-in-law, Joe Cox & wife Thelma of Sharpsburg; and 8 great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580.



More Obituaries

Doris Israel Killgo Britt

Doris Israel Killgo Britt, age 78, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born June 25, 1936, ... Read More


Mr. Dwight Alan Meacham

Mr. Dwight Alan Meacham, age 62 of Newnan, died at his residence on April 23, 2015. He was born in Coweta County on August 11, 1952, to the ... Read More


Miss Tamara Eloise Ann Rhone

Miss Tamara Eloise Ann Rhone of Newnan passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at her residence. She was born January 28, 2015, in Newnan, GA. ... Read More


Mr. Daniel Charles Curtis

Daniel Charles Curtis died peacefully Saturday evening, April 11, 2015, at his home. He was 71. He went on his final trip home. Mr. Curtis w ... Read More


Mrs. Mary Harrell

Mrs. Mary Harrell, age 71 of Fayetteville, died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on April 22, 2015. She was born in Coweta County on June 17, 19 ... Read More

Mrs. Frances Elaine Blake

Frances Elaine Blake, 34, of Moreland, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born February 28, 1981 in Riverdale, GA. She was prec ... Read More