James Robert "Bobby" Abernathy

May 12, 1953June 25, 2012

James Robert (Bobby) Abernathy, 59 of Meadow Lane Cartersville, Georgia passed away Monday, June 25, 2012. Mr. Abernathy was born May12, 1953 in Floyd County the son of James H. Abernathy and the late, Beatrice (Sutton) Abernathy, was of the Baptist faith and attended Northpointe Church in Adairsville. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Department, was a retired Lieutenant, loved fishing and was a veteran member of the Bartow County Bass Club. Surviving is his wife, Marie Garland Abernathy of Cartersville, four children, Robby and Cathy Abernathy, Christy Abernathy, Stefanie Abernathy, all of Adairsville, Seth and Hope Morton of Cartersville, step children, Julie and Alex Payne, Wendy and Tony Evans, all of Cartersville, thirteen grandchildren, his father and step-mother, James and Bobbie Jean Abernathy of Acworth, formerly of Adairsville, a sister and brother in law, Teresa and Randy Robinson of Acworth, a niece, Jamie Mealor and a nephew, Lance Robinson, all of Adairsville, and very special friends, Terry White, Aaron Otting and Mike Morris. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at Northpointe Church in Adairsville with Rev. Keith Milner and Rev. Clay Willis officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery in Adairsville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Members of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Department and The Patriot Guard will serve as Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Sutton, Lance Robinson, Dean Sutton, Alex Payne, Tony Evans, Cory Reynolds, Colby Adams and Jamie Minor. Please go to to post tributes and sign the online guestbook. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 29, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, June 28, 2012

James Robert "Bobby" Abernathy

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The Daniel Family

June 30, 2012

We are sorry to hear about Bobby, Our thoghts and prayers are with you all.

S Jenkins

June 29, 2012

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Tommy Stanley

June 29, 2012

Bobby was a good friend and always had a good hunting or fishing story to tell us. No one could tell a fishing story like Bobby! He was loved so much, and he will be dearly missed.

Harold & Cathy Dale

June 28, 2012

We are sadden in hearing of Bobby's passing. He was a great friend to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Bobby!!!

June 28, 2012

I am so sorry for Bobby's passing, please be allow these words to comfort the family at this time ... "He will wipe the tears from all eyes, death and pain will be no more..." This is a promise from God, His way of comfort for the family.

June 28, 2012

We don't have words to say how sad we are of Bobby's passing. Our hearts are so sad. We have so many great memories of Bobby. Fishing, cookouts at our home, him being at our lake home. Oh and all the times he would come by our home and set with us. The stories that he and Aaron would tell !! Bobby was like a brother to us. Aaron was the "old goat" and I was his "baby doll"...We will miss him greatly. To his wife and family...please know that all of you are in our hearts and prayers.

Joe Martin

June 27, 2012

Bobby was a very good supervisor to work for, always caring of his fellow officers, always upbeat, and positive no matter the situation. I shall miss him very much. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

June 27, 2012

I was saddened to learn of Bobby's death. Bobby and I worked at Calhoun Police Dept together and were partners for a while. He was a lot of fun and a great partner. I hadn't seen him in years but still thought of him often. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time. May God bless you and may you rest in peace my friend.

Doug Hite, Calhoun, Ga.

Karen Summey

June 27, 2012

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Sheri Jamison-Bradley

June 27, 2012

I have so many memories of Bobby. Some of my favorite was all of us camping. He was a very special person. He was a great friend to my dad, they worked in law enforcement together for years. I will truly miss him. My thoughts and prayers are will you all...Love you