Funeral services were held Monday August 29, at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills, Ill. Visitation was held Monday. Reverend Mike Hood officiated. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Benton. Graveside services will be held Thursday September 1 at 2 p.m. All friends and family should meet at the cemetery. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.
Mr. Abney was a Navy veteran serving in World War II. He was a retired coal miner.
He is survived by his wife: Opal Abney of Carrier Mills, Ill.; one son, David Paul Abney of Downey, Calif.; one daughter, Nancy Lynn Johnson of Long Beach, Calif.; Stepchildren: Nina Clark of Paducah, Frankie Jones of Marion, Ill.; Lisa Henderson of Gilbertsville, Bonnie Ross of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Michael Jones of Calvert City, one sister, Maxine “Mickey” Irvin of Louisville, 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Prudence (Choosier) Abney.