Dora Sandling Abernethy, 92, resident of 2324 New Raleigh Hwy, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Abernethy was born in Durham County and was the daughter of the late Charles Zebulon Sandling and Mezie Coley Sandling. She was a graduate of Bethesda High School and attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Abernethy retired from Sperry Rand Corporation and the Durham V.A. Hospital. Dora was preceded in death by her husband, James Everette Abernethy, Jr. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Jan A. Jones Howard and her husband Larry of Durham Clinton A. Abernethy of Durham and her son Clinton A. Abernethy; three grandchildren, Jonathan C. Jones, Jill Jones Yancey, and her husband Edwin; Kelly C. Jones; four great-grandchildren, Samantha C. Yancey, Edwin L. Yancey III Ely, Jackson Z Yancey and Madeline L. Yancey.
Graveside services will be held 2 PM Monday, January 12, 2009 at Maplewood Cemetery, Section 4., Durham, NC. The Rev. Albert Nelius and the Rev. William Foust will preside.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to the Duke Community Hospice, 4321 Medical Park, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704, the Durham Civitan Club, P.O. Box 868, Durham, NC 27701 or Animal Protection Society of Durham, 2117 E. Club Blvd. 27704.
“Grandma, no need to say goodbye, we will see you later”.
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