Helen Aileen Williams Abernethy

  • Born: April 16, 1921
  • Died: August 27, 2018
  • Location: Valdese, North Carolina

Heritage Funeral Service

1507 E. Main Street
Valdese, NC 28690

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Tel. (828) 874-0411

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mrs. Helen Aileen Williams Abernethy, 97, of Valdese went to her Heavenly home on Monday August 27, 2018 at her residence after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Abernethy was born April 16, 1921 in Burke County, a daughter of the late Loy Ivey and Willie Emma Arney Williams. Helen was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Valdese, the Valdese Music Club and the DAR. She was a 1938 graduate of the Old Rock School and also from the Queens Business College. She retired as a bookkeeper for a number of local businesses and will be known for her role as a substitute teacher in the Burke County Schools.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Ballew Abernethy,Sr., sister, Lucile Williams a daughter Mary Ellen Frye, and granddaughter, Katy Cox.
Surviving are her son, John B. Abernethy, Jr. and wife April of Morganton, two daughters, Harriet Abernethy of the home and Anna Cox and husband Steve of Rutherford College; and son-in-law John Frye of Hickory. Also surviving are the joys of her life, her grandchildren, Caine Phillips, Emma Brown and husband Jeremiah, Stephanie Shuffler and husband Alan, John B. Abernethy, III and wife Kelly, and James F. Abernethy; and three Great-Grans.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 P.M. Thursday August 30, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church of Valdese with Rev. Jim King and Rev. April Abernethy officiating. Interment will follow in the Burke Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 P.M. Thursday in the parlor of the First United Methodist Church , Valdese.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Valdese at 217 Saint Germain Ave. SE , Valdese, NC 28690 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690