Mrs. Shirley Marie Abernathy, age 67, of Summerville, GA died Monday, March 22, 2010 at her residence.

Mrs. Abernathy was born July 9, 1942 in Centre, AL, the daughter of the late Leno and Sue Sandford Crane.  She had worked at Century Glove Mill and Montgomery Knitting Mill.  Mrs. Abernathy was a member of the Berryton Bible Mission.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy David Abernathy; grandson, David Wesley Dawson; Brother, Lester Crane; and sister, Mildred Bright.

Survivors include her children, Judy and Jimbo Slaughter, Kathy Terry and Ray Bridges, Melinda Clark, all of Summerville, GA, Tonya and Wesley Dawson, Trion, GA, Timothy Randall, SR and Tina Abernathy, Summerville, GA; and a chosen child, Tony and Carolyn Prater, Summerville, GA; sister, Kat Black, Centre, AL.; brothers, Roger Crane, Gaylesville, AL, Donald Crane, Cedar Bluff, AL, and Ronald Crane, Centre, AL; 14 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren; and several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3pm Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from the chapel of Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Rutledge and Rev. Mickey Skates officiating.  Burial will follow in Lyerly Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Barry Williams, Ronny Abernathy, Terry Green, Brian Black, Tony Prater, and Michael Dawson.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Randy Burrage, Chris Burrage, Jason Burrage, Joseph Burrage, and Chris Williams.

Mrs. Abernathy wil be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6pm until 8pm Tuesday, March 23,2010.

Mason Funeral Home is directing.