Mr. Darrell Frank Abernethy

January 6, 1958July 26, 2011

Darrell Frank Abernethy, 53, formerly of Charlotte, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at his residence in Carrboro, NC. Born on January 6, 1958 in Charlotte, he was the son of Joseph Reid Abernethy, Jr. and the late Rebecca Martin Abernethy. Mr. Abernethy received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and had been working on his Master’s Degree. He was an U.S. Army veteran where he was stationed in Germany for two years. Mr. Abernethy volunteered with Crisis Assistance in Chapel Hill.

In addition to his father, Mr. Abernethy is survived by three sisters, Joey Jordan, of Davidson, Becky Dewese and husband Terry, of Huntersville, Beverly Brewer and husband Butch, of Charlotte; two brothers, Donnie Blackmon, of Charlotte, Joe Abernethy, III and wife Luella, of Iron Station; his Jack Russell, “Buddy”; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous friends in Chapel Hill area.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 29th at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 1520 W Sugar Creek Road, with Rev. Steve Bass, of Sunset Road Baptist Church, officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


  • Graveside Service Friday, July 29, 2011

Mr. Darrell Frank Abernethy

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Timothy Miles

August 19, 2011

In behalf of the Orange County Disability Awareness Council we express our sincere regret of your loss , he meant a lot to our community here in Orange County. He leaves a great legacy for many of use to carry. Peace be with you until we are able to speak.

2011 OCDAC Board


August 7, 2011

I am thinking and praying for the Abernethy family. Frank will live on in my memories as a very strong and determined man.

Dee Kissam

August 1, 2011

I am deeply saddened to hear of Frank's passing. He was one of the first people I met upon working in Carrboro. His smile, wit and charisma will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Douglas Hart

July 29, 2011

Sharon and I are so sad to learn of Frank's passing. We knew Frank for the past 25 plus years. We had some fun times with Frank and were inspired by his remarkable abilities to live on his own given his disabilities. I will always remember Frank with a tremendous fondness. Rest in Peace my friend.

July 28, 2011

To the Abernethy family,
Please accept my sincere condolences,may you find much comfort in knowing that Almighty God is with you in this difficult time.My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.