Martha Anne “Marty” Justice Abernathy
, 2022-09-28 12:00:25,
Martha Anne “Marty” Justice Abernathy was born to Herbert R. and Kate Clinkscales Justice on October 11, 1937, at home at Calcis, Alabama. She was a passionate educator, taking pride in her children’s, family members she tutored and students’ achievements.
Martha loved travel but stayed close to her roots, doing genealogy and local history research and sharing vividly written/told stories about growing up in Alabama.
She married Gerald Lee Abernathy (ex-husband, deceased) on the 20th of May 1959, in Trenton, Georgia. Shortly thereafter they moved back to Alabama into their first home in Sycamore. Two children were born; a son (while they lived in Calcis), Byron, born in Leeds; and a daughter, Cathy who was born in Talladega.
The couple divorced in 1980 but kept in touch over the years.
Martha passed away during a brief stay at Brookwood Hospital on September 23, 2022, shortly before her 85th birthday.
Visitation will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City. A family-only graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm at Macedonia North Baptist Cemetery; and a celebration of life memorial service will be held at Macedonia North Church after the private graveside service.
Marty received her bachelor’s degree at Jacksonville State University; and advanced degrees at the University of Alabama and Florida State University. She did her student teaching at Vincent, Alabama. She was a…
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