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Mart James Abney

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Born 2-25-1913 -- Died 8-22-2003

Mart James Abney, 90, of Agnos, Ark., son of the late

Raymond Oscar and Laura Ethel Godwin Abney, was

born Feb. 25, 1913, in Stuart, Okla. He died Aug. 22,

2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain

Home, Ark.

He married Hattie Pricilla Jackson Feb. 16, 1938, at

Agnos, Ark., and to this union, seven children were


He served his country in the U.S. Army during World

War II.

He was a farmer and a logger and was a member of

Agnos Church of Christ.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law --

Gene and Mary Abney of Evening Shade; James and

Linda Abney and Dean and Patti Abney all of Agnos; his

daughters and sons-in-law -- Faye and Glenn Bishop of

Agnos, Aletta and Herb Ptichford of Glencoe, Gayle and

Russell Tanner and Rhonda and Billy Smart all of

Agnos; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers --

Odes, Everett, Grippie and Vernon Abney; his sister,

Bunice Abney; and his father and mother.

The funeral was Aug. 25 at Agnos Church of Chrsit with

Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was at Agnos

Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of

Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.

Pallbearers were grandsons -- Kenny Abney, Gary and

Stephen Tanner, Barry and Tim Abney, Stu Smart,

Bobby Tharp, and Derek Winter.

Honorary pallbearers were Terry Wycoff, Brad Jeffers,

Cody Clayton, and Casey Statler.