Mabel Louise Abernathy Carrigan
January 24, 1925 – July 4, 2018
Mabel Louise Abernathy Carrigan, age 93, passed away from this Earthly life to her Eternal home on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Trinity Village in Hickory. Born January 24, 1925 in Catawba County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Homer Clarence Abernathy and Annie May Hollar Abernathy.
Mabel was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont, NC. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, making floral saddles for grave markers, and painting. Mabel retired from the textile industry, but had mostly worked out of her home for 23 years. She enjoyed visiting friends and shut-ins at the hospital and rest homes. After Mabel moved into the Lutheran Home (now Trinity Village), she continued her visits to hospitals and rest homes and felt this was her gift to Jesus, to whom she owed everything as a devoted Christian and firm believer in her heavenly father.
In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Howard William Carrigan, and her brother, Clarence E. Abernathy. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Douglas Carrigan and wife, Lisa, of Claremont, NC; step-son, Rev. Glenn Carrigan and wife Doris, of Bethlehem, NC; sisters, Treva Sweezy of Newton, NC, Ann Howell of Newton, NC, Margaret Huffman of Newton, NC, Marie Pope and husband Don, of Newton, NC, and Jean Carter and husband Bob, of Conover, NC; brothers, J.W. Abernathy and wife Katheryn, of Claremont, NC, and Homer Abernathy and wife Virginia, of Claremont, NC; granddaughter, Wendy Ratcliff and husband Russell, of Troutman, NC; great-grandsons, Eli, Blake, and Haynes Ratcliff; sister-in-law, Shirley Abernathy of Maiden, NC; special friends, Dr. Clarence Canrobert and wife Shirley of Conover, NC.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 9, 2018, at Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Mike Ramey and Rev. Eric Hollar officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 2:00 to 2:45 PM on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Bethel Lutheran Church, 5759 Bolick Road, Claremont, NC, 28610.
Condolences may be sent to the Carrigan family at www.drumfh-conover.com.
The Carrigan family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
- Receiving of Friends Monday, July 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018