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Laurine Abernathy

Laurine Abernathy, age 90, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Benton, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Everett Abernathy. She was the last of seven siblings.

She is survived by her five children, Becky Howard, Kathy Youngblood, Phillip Abernathy, Dianne Ryan, and Suzanne Felkins; 11 grandchildren, Shawna Morris, Shannon Honeycutt, Brandy Thomas, Kristy Youngblood, Alissa Abernathy, Carter Abernathy, Jake Ryan, Devin Ryan, Brittany Simmons, Trey Gibeault and Chase Felkins; 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Laurine loved to cook, sew, garden and quilt. Her favorite hobby was flower gardening. She was affectionately known as “The Flower Lady”. She truly understood the deeper meaning that “It all began in a Garden”. She was once asked, “What is something you would like to be remembered for?” Her response was, “That I had a good life, and I lived a good life”.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Olive Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Oden, Arkansas. Burial will follow funeral at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jake Ryan, Trey Gibeault, Aiden Garrett, Jimmy Garrett, Ford Gismond, and John Honeycutt. Honorable pallbearers are Carter Abernathy and Eddie Thomas.  Arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida, AR. Guest register at

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