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Mrs. Alta Mallard Abernathy

September 6, 1935 - July 29, 2014
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Alta Mallard Abernathy died July 29, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C. Born Sept. 6, 1935, in Trenton, N.C., she was the only child of the late James and Essie Mallard. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Max G. Abernathy, Sr. Mrs. Abernathy graduated from East Carolina University and was a teacher and community volunteer. She was an Elder at Vandalia Presbyterian Church; an Honorary Life Member at Vandalia Presbyterian Church; an Honorary Life Member of Orange Presbytery; a member of First Presbyterian Church; and a volunteer for the Red Cross, Mobile Meals, and Moses Cone. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Hering, and...
Alta Mallard Abernathy died July 29, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C.

Born Sept. 6, 1935, in Trenton, N.C., she was the only child of the late James and Essie Mallard. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Max G. Abernathy, Sr.

Mrs. Abernathy graduated from East Carolina University and was a teacher and community volunteer. She was an Elder at Vandalia Presbyterian Church; an Honorary Life Member at Vandalia Presbyterian Church; an Honorary Life Member of Orange Presbytery; a member of First Presbyterian Church; and a volunteer for the Red Cross, Mobile Meals, and Moses Cone.

She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Hering, and son-in-law G. Clark Hering, IV, and their sons Clayton, Tanner, and Flinn Hering, all of Greensboro, and a son, Max (Gar) Abernathy, Jr., and Michelle and son Max G. Abernathy, III, all of Emerald Isle, N.C.

Other surviving family members are her brothers and sisters-in-law, Carolyn Abernathy, Howard and Peggy Abernathy, and Gerald and Yvonne Abernathy, and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Life Center at First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, with the Rev. Dolly Jacobs and the Rev. Newton Cowan officiating. The family will receive friends afterward in the Blair-Hagan Room.

The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Ennever and his nurses for their compassionate care as well as the nurses and staff at Beacon Place. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27405, or First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401.

Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

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