OBITUARY

Doris Loretta Abernathy

October 20, 1920October 24, 2014
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Doris Loretta Abernathy, age 94, died October 24, 2014 at her residence in Sikeston. Born October 20, 1920, in Campbell Mo., to the late William and Perna Lee Pritchett Sheppard, she had been employed by the Sikeston Public Schools and was a member of a quilting club in Sikeston. She was a member of North Acres Baptist Church in Sikeston. On August 24, 1936, in Piggott Arkansas, she married Avery Abernathy, who died on April 23, 1992. Survivors include: four daughters and one son-in-law, Angela and Rodney Bridger of Sikeston, Gean Schmidt of Sikeston, Alfreda Fugate of Sikeston, Marjorie Ferrenburg of Morley; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sandy Smith; one grandson, Aubrey Dale Bridger; one great grandson, William Randell Riley II; four brothers, Windel Sheppard, Fred Sheppard, Eddy Sheppard and Howard Sheppard. Visitation will be held from 5p.m. until 8p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00a.m., Wednesday October 29, 2014 at Nunnelee Funeral chapel, with Rev. James Trotter officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston. Online condolences may be sent to: www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com

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    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Mary Vickery

August 5, 2015

Gean and Family - so sorry for your loss - Your mother meant so much to me - more than a patient - a firend - I always enjoyed making time to spend time with her when I was at her home. Be well and if there is anything that we can do - please call us. With Love, Mary & KC of Semo Medical Equipment

Terri Adams

October 29, 2014

Your mother was such a sweet heart of a lady. Loved visiting with her at Walmart. Sorry I missed telling you all in person. Our prayers are with you all.
Terri Adams

Karen Cook

October 28, 2014

Sorry to hear about your mother. She was quite a lady. She sure had a way about keeping those brothers of hers in line. Dynamite does come in small packages. Your family will be in our prayers in this time of sorrow.

Karen Cook

October 28, 2014

Sorry to hear about your mother.She was quite a lady. And she sure could keep those brothes of hers in line. Dynamite does come in small packages. Your family is in our prayers during this time of sorrow.

Cheryl Shelton

October 27, 2014

" What a wonderful woman who meant so much to so many. Not only was she someone I could talk to but she helped my children with the passing of my Dad. My children still talk about her and they only met her once Our condolences to the family." Cheryl Sheppard Shelton.

Edie Seats

October 27, 2014

I am so sorry to hear that Aunt Doris has passed, she was a very sweet lady.
Edie Sheppard Seats

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