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Mrs. Irene Peggy Rector Abernathy, 91, of Valdese, passed away on Saturday January, 12, 2019, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, following a period of declining health.
Irene was born July 8, 1927, in Burke County to the late Anderson Rector and Minnie Ogle Rector.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert Abernathy Jr.; son Ronnie Abernathy, daughter, Wanda Holland; granddaughter, Chrissy Young; grandson; Josh Holland; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her three sons, Carl Abernathy and wife Judy of Valdese, Wayne Abernathy and wife Gaye of Lenoir, Charles Abernathy and wife Lynn of Morganton, five daughters, Edena Farmer and husband Kenneth of Morganton, Bertha "Sunny" Denton and husband Lee of Morganton, Bernice Abernathy of Valdese, Janet Abernathy Allman and husband Lane of Valdese, and Arlene McNeely and husband Blaine of Morganton. Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Father Jim Dahlin officiating. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 Until 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.
Memorials may be made to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.

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